Manhattan Beach sand has been removed as a possible source for use in the Broad Beach restoration project in Malibu, according to an email sent from the California State Lands Commission Tuesday morning.
"We have ... been informed that the applicant has withdrawn consideration of the area off of Manhattan Beach as a sand source," an email from Curtis L. Fossum, executive officer of the State Lands Commission, sent Tuesday morning reads.
The project is expected to provide relief between 10 to 20 years for up to 114 threatened homes, spanning from Lechuza Point to Trancas Creek in Malibu.
Earlier this year, the Manhattan Beach City Council voted to oppose the project.
Other sources of sand in the running include an area off the coast of Broad Beach from the Trancas deposit, off Dockweiller Beach near Marina Del Rey and a regularly dredged area off Ventura County Harbor, said Dan Gira of AMEC Environment and Infrastructure.
To bring in the sand from the Dockweiller or Ventura County Harbor areas could take up to 500 barge trips and 270-small vessel trips, Gira said.
Other sources include a stockpile near Calleguas Creek in Ventura County. To move that sand would require 50,000 dump trucks to travel down Pacific Coast Highway to the site, according to Gira.
Read more about this project:
- Environmental Groups Question Plan to Protect Homes at Broad Beach
- Broad Beach Comment Deadline Extended