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Clearwater Pass FL (O&M)

May 2020


Clearwater Pass, FL (O&M)
Operations and Maintenance
Congressional Districts: 12, 13 


The project was authorized by House Document 293, 86th Congress, 2nd Session dated July 14, 1960. Project was initially completed in 1961. Maintenance includes a channel 10 feet deep and 150 feet wide from deep water in the Gulf of Mexico through Clearwater Pass, thence 8 feet deep and 100 feet wide eastward to the authorized Intracoastal Waterway; a side channel 8 feet deep and 100 feet wide from the inner channel northward to the Clearwater Island Marina, with a turning basin 8 feet deep, 100 to 450 feet wide, and 850 feet long. There is a 2 foot allowable over depth in all locations. 


Allocation for FY20 $0
President’s Budget FY21 $0



City of Clearwater
25 Causeway Blvd
Clearwater, Florida 33767


Channel maintenance dredging was completed in May of 2018 with the USACE Dredge MURDEN. The material was placed in the nearshore environment. In July of 2018, the Navy assisted with the removal of an old abandoned cable lying along the Channel bottom causing obstruction to certain vessels.

map of Clearwater Pass