US Army Corps of Engineers
Jacksonville District

Canaveral Harbor NOTU Dredging (O&M)

March 2019

FACT SHEET

Canaveral Harbor NOTU Dredging (O&M)
Operations & Maintenance
Congressional District: 8

 

1. DESCRIPTION

WRRDA 2014 authorized new Canaveral Harbor Improvements including widening the main ship channel from the harbor entrance inland to the West Turning Basin and West Access Channel, from its current authorized width of 400 feet to 500 feet; deepening the Outer Reach, Cut 1A from -44 feet to -46 feet for a length of 11,000 feet; deepening the Outer Reach, Cut1B from -44 feet to -46 feet depth for a length of 5,500 feet; deepening the Outer Reach, Cut 1 from -44 feet to -46 feet for the 5,300 feet long portion of Cut 1 that is seaward of buoys 7/8 (Station 0+00 to Station 53+00); deepening the remainder of Cut 1 from buoys 7/8 to the apex of the channel turn, a length of 7,200 feet from -44 feet to -46 feet; a new 203 Turn Widener -46 feet deep X 23.1 acres (irregular shaped area) bounded to the north and northeast by the Civil Turn Widener and Outer Reach, Cut 1; deepening the U.S. Navy Turn Widener from -44 feet to -46 feet X 7.7 acres (triangular shaped area) bounded by outer and middle reaches to the north and northeast and the Civil Turn Widener to the southwest; deepening the Civil Turn Widener from -41 feet to -46 feet X 15.6 acres (irregular shaped area) bounded to the north and northeast by the middle reach and the U.S. Navy Turn Widener; deepening the Middle Reach from -44 feet to -46 feet for a length of 5,658 feet; deepening the Inner Reach, Cut 2 and Cut 3 from -40 feet to -44 feet for a length of 3,344 feet; deepening and expanding the Middle Turning Basin to encompass 68.9 acres to a project depth of -43 feet and a turning circle diameter of 1,422 feet; deepening the West Access Channel (east of Station 260+00) from -39 feet to -43 feet for a length of 1,840 feet; and expanding the West Turning Basin and West Access Channel (west of Station 260+00) and expanding the turning circle diameter from 1,400 feet to 1,725 feet X 141 acres at a depth of -35 feet. In addition, the original authorization included a barge lock 90 feet wide and 600 feet long west of the harbor dike and two entrance jetties to the 12-foot contour. The total length of project is approximately 11.5 miles. The entrance channel and part of the inner channel have been deepened to 44 feet for the Navy's (NOTU) TRIDENT Project.

 

2. FUNDING

Allocation for FY19 $3,000,000
President's Budget FY20 $0

 

3. SPONSOR

 

Canaveral Port Authority
P.O. Box 267
Cape Canaveral, Florida 32920

and U.S. Navy

 

4. STATUS

An O&M dredging contract was awarded on 14 February 2019. Approximately 200K cubic yards of material will be removed from the NOTU turning basin.