Saturday, January 23, 2021

Past Dredging the Bays to Improve Coronado

A machine used for dredging. On many different occasions dredging took place on Coronado Island. There were many different occasions when dredging was used for many different aspects and different reasons. In order to provide more land for the military to use and to expand the shore. The biggest dredging in Coronado’s history was when the War Department began dredging the San Diego Bay in 1944 to create an enlarged basin for Navy ships, the fill was deposited on Coronado’s northeast shore running from 12 to 17 feet above mean or low water. Much of Coronado’s tidelands were created through Navy dredging. The Navy also dredged the bottom the bay once again in 1942 in order to create more land by the use of fill to build the Naval Amphibious Base. In 1955, the Glorietta Bay was dredged for the use of a 18- hole Golf course, after the dredging the boating in the bay was improved significantly. Ever wonder why it takes so long to get to the water at Coronado Beach? This is due to the many bad storms and all of the houses along the beach that were ruined, in order to solve that problem, they used fill from previous dredging to fill in the extra space so that the road would not flood anymore and homes would not become destroyed. Elizabeth Dellinger Online Writer Intern

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