US Army Corps of Engineers
Jacksonville District

Palm Beach Harbor FL (O&M)

March 2019

FACT SHEET

Palm Beach Harbor FL (O&M)

Operations and Maintenance

Congressional Districts: 18, 20, 21, 22

 

1. DESCRIPTION

The project is located in Palm Beach County on the lower east coast of Florida. Palm Beach Harbor provides an entrance channel 35 feet deep, 400 feet wide, and 0.8 miles long, merging with an inner channel 33 feet deep, 300 feet wide, and 0.3 miles long, then flaring into a turning basin with a 1,200 foot turning diameter, and jetties on the north and south sides of the inlet. Length of project is about 1.6 miles.

 

2. FUNDING

a. Regular Civil Works Funds:

Allocation thru FY19 $2,757,000
President's Budget FY20 $3,970,000
 

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

Current Working Estimate $4,750,000
Allocation thru FY18 $250,000
Allocation for FY19 $250,000
 

3. SPONSOR

P.O. Box 9935
Riviera Beach, FL 33419

 

4. STATUS

FY17 maintenance dredging completed in January 2018. The material was placed in the designated beach placement area south of the inlet. FY18 maintenance dredging design efforts were canceled due to better than anticipate survey results. However, emergency dredging occurred in May 2018. Coordination continues with the Port of Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Town of Palm Beach, and Palm Beach Shores.

A small FY19 O&M dredging event is scheduled to award in July 2019.

FY19 North Jetty Repair (also O&M funding) is scheduled for award in October 2019. P&S are brokered to New Orleans District (NAO). The anticipated repairs include restacking displaced stone and hauling in new stone to return the jetty to its original construction template.

 

Palm Beach Harbor Operations and Maintenance