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Miami Harbor, FL (O&M)

March 2018


FACT SHEET

Miami Harbor, FL (O&M)
Operations & Maintenance 

Congressional Districts: 23, 24, 25, 26, 27

1. DESCRIPTION

The current project construction of deepening the outer channel from 44 feet to 52 feet, and the inner from 42 feet to 50 feet with widening is officially complete. Fisherman’s Channel was widened to the south by 100 feet and a turn widener was constructed at the southern confluence of the main outer channel and the inner channels. Fisherman’s Channel terminates in a turning basin centered on the existing Lummus Island turning basin. The turning basin now has a depth of 50 feet and a diameter of 1,500 feet. The North Channel contains the cruise ship berths and has a current depth of 36 feet.

2. FUNDING

Allocation for FY18 $100,000
President’s Budget FY19 $6,070,000

3. SPONSOR

Miami Port Authority
1007 North American Way, Suite 301
Miami, FL 33132

4. STATUS

Operation and Maintenance of Miami Harbor is currently needed due to shoaling impacts from Hurricane Irma in Cuts 1 and 2, as well as side slope equilibration experienced post deepening and widening of the channel in 2015. Maintenance dredging is currently planned for FY19.

                                                                Miami Harbor Operations and Maintenance project map