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Posted on: April 19, 2020

Environmental document released for sand replenishment program

Lagoon Dredging

Del Mar is advancing a program to streamline the placement of high-quality sand on City beaches and has released an environmental document for public review.

With mitigation and monitoring, the Sand Compatibility Opportunistic Use Program -- or SCOUP -- would not cause significant impacts to the environment, according to the environmental document.

With a SCOUP in place, Del Mar could readily accept beach-quality material from infrastructure or development projects for shoreline replenishment.

Sand replenishment is one of Del Mar’s top strategies for addressing sea level rise.

The SCOUP is expected to come before the Planning Commission and City Council for approval this summer. Further federal and state approvals are necessary, as well.

The public comment period for the SCOUP Mitigated Negative Declaration closes at 5 p.m. May 16. Submit comments to Principal Planner Amanda Lee:

Open the SCOUP Mitigated Negative Declaration (PDF)

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