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Crews pour sand on Moonlight Beach

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Workers dumped about 500 to 700 cubic yards of sand onto Moonlight Beach, part of sand replenishment efforts.
(Luke Harold)

Workers dumped about 500 to 700 cubic yards of sand onto Moonlight Beach in Encinitas on Feb. 6, part of ongoing efforts for sand replenishment at local beaches.

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Crews began pouring sand on the beach at 7 a.m. on Feb. 6
(Luke Harold)

To guard against erosion, the sand was poured near the south beach access ramp, the marine safety tower and the Cottonwood Creek storm drains, according to Encinitas city staff. Work began at 7 a.m. Thursday morning, Feb. 6, as crews poured sand onto the beach, then scooped it and piled it closer to the ocean.

Sand replenishment efforts have been taking place throughout the region to counter the effects of climate change, which has led to sea level rise.


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