Last Saturday we emailed everyone about the Dana Point Harbor damage caused by the storms last week and the resulting outer channel navigation risk that was the result. If you missed it, watch this short and amazing video
provided by a fellow Dana Point boater to learn more. You can also view this on Facebook. (click here
Good news! We thought you'd appreciate reading the following status update emailed late yesterday by OC DPH Director Brad Gross:
Sorry- Been in meetings all day. Here's the NOC with the pertinent dates. As an FYI, we are right on schedule for dredging. If you remember, we try to dredge every 6-8 years depending on the shoaling. Last time we went 8 years and if we stay on schedule we will get to it again in our 7th year. Finally, as you can see in the photo, we were already planning on placing more buoys and two were placed today. One more is now on the way, but for now, you readers should be ok.
The picture above was attached to the email (the two new buoys mentioned are near the jetty on the far left) as well as the NOC (Notice of Completion) document from the last time the harbor was dredged. (To view that click here
) It doesn't seem that long ago, but the last dredging was done during the period from August, 2008 thru February 5th, 2009.
The first picture below is a view of the expanded Danalina Beach itself, taken by another fellow boater during low tide on Monday.
This second picture shows how just long and wide Danalina Beach has now become now as a result of the storms.
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At the Dana Point Boaters Association, our mission is to advocate for the preservation, enhancement, and expansion of affordable recreational boating. We strive to improve the family-friendly atmosphere and breadth of water-oriented activities we all enjoy in our harbor. As Dana Point boater advocates, our strength comes from your support and participation. We are proud of the achievements we've made together on behalf of our boating community, and we won't give up. But we can't do it without you.
Questions should be directed by email to (Officers@DanaPointBoaters.org). Or call us at (949) 485-5656 and leave a voice mail and we'll get back to you soon.
The Dana Point Boaters Association advocates the preservation, enhancement, and expansion of affordable recreational boating resources. We work to improve the family friendly atmosphere and breadth of water-oriented actives we all enjoy in the harbor. We serve as the watchdog by ethically protecting the rights of all boaters and representing them when collective action is most effective. We actively gather information and communicate our views to educate boaters, external interests, and public officials. We build and maintain constructive, working relationships to achieve common goals with other harbor stakeholders. We will pass on our harbor to the next generation of recreational boaters in better condition than it is today.