US Army Corps of Engineers
Jacksonville District

Suwannee River, FL (O&M)

March 2019

FACT SHEET

Suwannee River (O&M)
Congressional Districts: 2

1. DESCRIPTION

Suwannee County is located on the Gulf coast of Florida in Dixie County. The project provides for federal maintenance of McGriff Pass, also known as Wadley Pass, on the Suwannee River in Dixie County which is a 6 foot deep channel that is 75 feet wide and 2.5 miles in length.
 

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 $110,000
Allocation thru FY18 $50,000
Allocation for FY19 $60,000

 

3. SPONSOR

Dixie County
214 NE Hwy 351
PO Box 2600
Cross City, FL 32628

4. STATUS

The Jacksonville District received $500,000 from the Bi-Partisan Budget Act of 2018 to complete permits, Plans and Specifications. An estimated $5 million is required in order to dredge the project to authorized depth. Supplemental funds were taken back by HQUSACE in FY19, reducing project budget from $3M to $500,000. The schedule and budget were adjusted to remove the construction component, work on NEPA and acquiring permit for nearshore placement.