Congressman Darrell Issa
Darrell Issa | Serving California's 49th District
Energy and Environment, Issues, Press Releases
September 30, 2016
Sand Replenishment Bill Passes House

Congressman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) released the following statement after voting in the House of Representatives to pass the Water Resources Development Act which contains authorization for the Army Corps of Engineers to complete coastal sand replenishment and storm damage reduction in Solana Beach and Encinitas.

The Water Resources Development Act is a bipartisan piece of legislation to help address the needs of the America’s harbors, locks, dams, flood protection, and other water resources.

“With the passage of WRDA, it’s my hope we can bring much-needed relief to Solana Beach and Encinitas coastlines that have been in need of repair and sand replenishment for years. Erosion has eaten away at many of the beaches along our coast, which can hamper our local beach economies and present significant safety risks to residents and the community. I’m pleased to move this local project priority forward.”

Congressman Issa had previously worked to expedite the annual dredging process at Oceanside harbor, following widespread complaints about the delays and impact on local small businesses. (Read more)

Among other water projects, the Water Resources Development Act authorizes over $87 million in federal dollars to help reduce the risk to public safety and to curb economic damages associated with bluff and beach erosion in Encinitas and Solana Beach.

You can read more about the project here.

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