The California Coastal Commission has approved a coastal development permit for a renourishment project at Venice Beach.

The County of Los Angeles plans to move approximately 30,000 cubic yards of beach sand from the widest sections of Venice Beach to a severely eroded section of the beach, Coastal Commission staff said. Sand will be scraped from an area adjacent to the Rose Avenue parking lot and transferred to the beach area near and in front of the Lifeguard Headquarters building.

The county has proposed to complete the project during a six-week period between November and January 2011 in order to avoid grunion spawning and the peak beach use period, commission staff said.

The City of Los Angeles has given the county permission to perform the beach nourishment project on the city-owned beach.

The project is expected to protect a public recreation area and the county’s beach maintenance and lifeguard facilities in an area where the shoreline has eroded. County representatives noted that this shoreline section has been renourished several times in the past but not since the 1970s.

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