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Fernandina Harbor (O&M)

March 2019

Fernandina Harbor (O&M)
Operations & Maintenance
Congressional Districts: 4, 5 



The authorized civil works project coincides with the authorized military project, Kings Bay Entrance Channel. The authorized project provides for two stone jetties at the harbor entrance, a north jetty 19,150 feet long and south jetty 11,200 feet long. The authorized project provides for a channel 46 feet deep 500 feet wide from the ocean to the entrance of Amelia River where the channel turns south and transitions to 36 feet deep and 400 feet wide. The channel then continues to the port facilities where there is a 1,000 foot wide, 35 foot deep turning basin adjacent to the channel. Just beyond the port facilities the channel transitions to 28 feet deep and 300 feet wide and continues to the split of Amelia River south of Little Tiger Island.


Allocation for FY19 $300,000
President’s Budget FY20              $0 



Nassau County Ocean Highway & Port Authority
86130 License Rd #9
Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034



Fernandina Harbor was last dredged in 2000; dredged material was placed in the Offshore Dredge Material Disposal Site (ODMDS). The project sponsor has advised USACE maintenance dredging is required in Cut 6 and Turning Basin adjacent to Cut 6 to maintain safe navigation. Funding was provided to complete a section 103 permit. The section 103 permit is scheduled to be completed by September 30, 2019.  Capability for maintenance dredging will be expressed in future budgeting cycles. Project sponsor has expressed interest in pursuing a project deepening feasibility study.


                                                                                          Fernandina Harbor Kings Bay Operations and Maintenance Project Map