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Sand replenishment in progress at Solana Beach's Fletcher Cove

Project is part of joint effort to restore San Elijo Lagoon

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Sand replenishment is underway at Fletcher Cove in Solana Beach, the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy and project partners announced April 27.

The work at Fletcher Cove beach will result in some noise and construction lighting, the announcement states. Beach visitors may also smell a temporary, faint wetland scent from the freshly dredged sand in addition to fine sediments in the water.

Project managers expect the work to take about a month. Portions of the beach will be closed to ensure public safety.

The replenishment is part of an ongoing San Elijo Lagoon restoration project. Part of that effort includes work to boost the shoreline along the North Coast, according to the statement. Crews have pumped about 300,000 cubic yards of sand onto Cardiff State Beach, working south from the lagoon inlet toward Seaside State Beach.

The conservancy is monitoring the water quality and surf breaks during the operation, the announcement states.

The San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy, Caltrans and the San Diego Association of Governments are overseeing the project.

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Sand replenishment in progress at Solana Beach’s Fletcher Cove