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Fort Pierce Harbor, FL (O&M)

March 2018


FACT SHEET

Fort Pierce Harbor, FL (O&M)

Operations & Maintenance

Congressional Districts: 18

1. DESCRIPTION

Fort Pierce is located on the East Coast of Florida about 29 miles south of the Sebastian Inlet and 21 miles north of St. Lucie Inlet. Major commodities which are dependent on the port include citrus exports, cement and aragonite imports. An average of 350,000 tons of waterborne commerce moves through Fort Pierce Harbor annually. The last navigation improvements at Fort Pierce were authorized by the 1988 Water Resource Development Act dated 17 November 1988 and construction was completed in August 1996. The existing entrance channel is 400 feet wide and 30 feet deep, the interior channel is 250 feet wide and 28 feet deep, the existing turning basin is 1,100 feet square and 28 feet deep, and the north access channel is located immediately north of the main turning basin is 1,250 feet long, 250 feet wide and 28 feet deep.

2. FUNDING

Allocation for FY18 $0
President’s Budget FY19 $0

3. SPONSOR

St. Lucie County
2300 Virginia Avenue
Fort Pierce, Florida 34982-5652

4. STATUS

In late 2014 dredging efforts associated with impacts from Hurricane Sandy were completed in Fort Pierce Harbor. The dredging effort included both beach placement of beach quality sand on the beach immediately south of the Inlet as well as placement of non-beach quality sand in the approved offshore disposal area.

                                                                          Fort Pierce Harbor Operations and Maintenance project map