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Huntington Beach Channel / Talbert Channel Sheet Pile Repair Project

See the project process from the sky with OC Public Works! (Drone video by OC Survey, October 24, 2022.)


The Huntington Beach Channel and Talbert Channel Sheet Pile Repair Project is designed to improve flood protection for surrounding Huntington Beach communities.

The project consists of installing 17,049 linear feet of new steel sheet piles adjacent to the existing steel sheet piles that line the sides of both flood control channels.  Portions of the existing wall system are deteriorating and these improvements will form an extremely durable steel wall that will strengthen the flood control channels and enhance flood protection.

The project will also address minor surface drainage issues by replacing the existing concrete “v-ditch” water drainage system with a new curb and gutter where new sheet piles are being installed. 


Improvements will be completed along with the following flood control channel areas:

Huntington Beach Channel
South of Adams Avenue to east of Magnolia Street (approx. 3.1 miles), and;

Talbert Channel
South of Yorktown Avenue to west of Brookhurst Street (approx. 3 miles).

project map

Additional Project Details

Sheet piles are long structural sections of steel with a vertical interlocking system that creates a continuous wall. Interlocked sheet piles form a wall that is water-resistant and are commonly used for the construction of retaining walls and seawalls.

Current Channel Conditions

Examples of corrosion affecting sections of the Flood Control Channels:

3 deteriorated combined.HB-Talbert Channels

  • Residents will see large equipment along with the channel project areas, including a crane and specialized equipment to greatly reduce noise and vibration.
  • Residents may experience an increase in construction-related noise during working hours.
  • Construction activities will move along the project area as various activities are completed.
  • Your safety is our top priority! Please stay out of the project area and observe all project safety signs, barriers and personnel.

Residents will see large equipment along the channel project areas, including a crane and specialized equipment to greatly reduce noise and vibration.

HB project equipment



Anticipated Construction Duration 
January 2022 – August 2023

Work Days/Hours
Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 

The construction schedule is tentative and subject to change due to weather and other factors.
Occasional Saturday work may occur as needed in order to complete critical activities.


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November 2022 Project Update

June 2022 Project Update


Virtual Community Meeting
Project staff hosted a virtual community meeting (online and phone) on August 26, 2021, to present an overview of the project and construction activities. 

picture_as_pdf Meeting Presentation 08.26.21

volume_up Audio Recording of Virtual Community Meeting 08.26.21

Project Contact

Our public outreach team is ready to assist with project inquiries.

(714) 245-4500
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