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Sand Needed in SoCal City Due to Eroding Beaches

The Rademaeker Family, in Sweden The Rademaeker Family, in Sweden

PORT HUENEME (FOX 11/AP) - For one California beach city, every grain of sand counts.

The Ventura County Star reports that Port Hueneme is starved for sand because Congress has not allocated enough money to help repair the city's badly eroded beaches.

The city, home to a naval base and about 20,000 residents, is supposed to receive extra sand every two years through nearby dredging by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

But the most recent dredging wasn't done because of federal budget restraints.

City officials say the erosion problem is so bad that the ocean comes right up to a street on the west end of town.

On Wednesday, a four pound bag of sand arrived at City Hall from Sweden, sent by a family who recently visited Port Hueneme. The Rademaeker family from Stockholm, Sweden also created a YouTube video to show their support for the city's lack of sand.

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