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Manatee Harbor Improvements (I)

March 2018


FACT SHEET

Manatee Harbor Improvements (I)

Operations and Maintenance

Congressional Districts: 14,16

1. DESCRIPTION

Manatee Harbor is located in Tampa Bay, Manatee County on the West Coast of Florida. The existing project provides for Federal maintenance of an existing 40 foot deep by 400 foot wide entrance channel and basin. The entrance channel extends approximately 3 miles from the turning basin to its intersection with the Tampa Harbor Main channel. The primary benefits of the project are expected to be derived by eliminating or reducing navigational restrictions and inefficiencies; also provides an opportunity to reduce the risk of adverse environmental impacts from a new project or protect or improve environmentally sensitive areas in the vicinity of the Federal project through potential beneficial uses of dredged material.

2. FUNDING

Estimated Total Cost  $300,000,000 
Estimated Federal Cost  $1,500,000 
 Allocation thru FY17 $100,00 
Allocation for FY18 $0
President’s Budget FY19 $0

3. SPONSOR

Manatee County Port Authority
Port Manatee/Tampa Bay
300 Tampa Bay Way, Suite I
Palmetto, Florida 34221-6608


4. STATUS

The study was new start for FY16, with an execution of a Feasibility Cost Sharing Agreement with the non-Federal sponsor on 10 November 2015. The study was put on hold pursuant to the sponsor’s request in July of 2016.

 

Manatee Harbor Improvements project map