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Arecibo Harbor PR (O&M)

May 2020

FACT SHEET

Arecibo Harbor PR (O&M)
Operations and Maintenance
Congressional District: Puerto Rico

1. DESCRIPTION

Maintenance of a stone breakwater 1,200 feet long between Point Morrillos and Cocinera Rock; channel 25 feet deep, 400 feet wide, flared to 650 feet wide at ocean entrance, and widened for inner 650 feet to form a maneuvering area of the same depth and 900 feet wide fronting the proposed deep-water terminal.

2. FUNDING

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

Current Working Estimate $1,000,000
Allocation thru FY19  $1,000,000
Allocation for FY20 $0

 

b. P.L. 116-20: Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act, 2019:

Current Working Estimate $5,400,000
Allocation for FY20 $5,400,000

 

3. SPONSOR

Puerto Rico Ports Authority
Post Office Box 2829
San Juan, Puerto Rico  00936-2829

4. STATUS

The last maintenance dredging contract was completed in 2008. The harbor received damages from Hurricane Maria & Irma. As a result, Arecibo Harbor received funding to remove shoaled material resulting from the storm impacts. The contract to dredge approximately 110k Cubic Yards of material was awarded in January 2020. This effort will be completed by September 2020.