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Morro Bay Dredging Underway

(submitted by one of our North Coast experts)

The Maintenance Dredging of the Morro Bay Harbor is now underway.

In order to maintain the Morro Bay harbor for safe passage of large hulled boats, the harbor entrance water depths needs to be maintained at 30-40 feet.

The rock and sand that is being dredged up is then water powered up the beach in these large pipes, where it will be distributed on the strand, North of the rock, and used to re-build the beach.

There may be a bit of a stale beach smell for a bit- but it will pass- and it is not considered toxic or harmful- just stinky.

$3,000,000 of this project was approved by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Written by Keith Byrd - Go to Keith's Website/Profile