US Army Corps of Engineers
Jacksonville District

Anclote River (O&M)

March 2019


FACT SHEET

Anclote River (O&M)
Operations & Maintenance (O&M)
Congressional Districts: 12, 13

1. DESCRIPTION

The Project was initially authorized by the River and Harbor Act of 1899, with modifications in the River and Harbor Act of 1927 (Public Law 69-560), the River and Harbor Act of 1935 (Public Law 74-409) and the River and Harbor Act of 1945 (Public Law 79-14). The existing project channel is 8.5 miles long, 9 feet deep, and 100 feet wide, extending from Tarpon Springs into the Gulf of Mexico. The project turning basin is at Tarpon Springs. The project channel is used by shrimp boats, sponge boats, party-fishing boats, commercial fishing boats, sponge-diver exhibition boats, and recreational craft.

 

2. FUNDING

a. Regular Civil Works Funds:

Allocation for FY19 $0
President's Budget FY20 $0

 

b. P.L. 115-123: Bi-Partisan Budget Act of 2018, Supplemental:

Current Working Estimate $250,000
Allocation thru FY18 $100,000
Allocation for FY19 $150,000

 

3. SPONSOR

City of Tarpon Springs
PO Box 5004
Tarpon Springs, Florida 34688

 

4. STATUS

The Anclote River Project was last dredged in 1999 with upland disposal. Surveys collected post Hurricane Hermine and Hurricane Irma show approximately 35 kcy shoaling in the channel. Class 3 O&M Supplemental (P.L. 115-123) funding for dredging was reallocated, so team is working to complete necessary environmental assessments and permitting with remaining available funding. Plans and specs are 65% complete.

Anclote River (O&M) Map