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Horseshoe Cove FL (O&M)

March 2019


Horseshoe Cove, FL (O&M)
Operations & Maintenance
Congressional District: 2


Horseshoe Cove is a federal navigation project located on the Gulf coast of Florida, about 80 miles north of Tampa. The authorized project consists of a channel 1.75 miles long and 6 feet deep from the Gulf to the village Horseshoe Beach. It includes an irregular shaped boat basin at the shoreward end of the project with an authorized depth of 6 feet. The original channel was constructed in 1959. Project condition surveys have been conducted periodically since original construction.


a. Regular Civil Works Funds:

Allocation thru FY19 $0
President’s Budget FY20  $0

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

Current Working Estimate $3,000,000
Allocation thru FY18 $150,000
Allocation for FY19 $2,850,000



Dixie County
Post Office Box 1206
Cross City, Florida 32628


FY 2017 supplemental funds were provided to complete plans and specifications, permitting, and initiate maintenance dredging. Approximately 84,000 CY of shoal material from Horseshoe Cove Entrance Channel and Turning Basin. The project was advertised to dredge the required depth of 6-feet plus 1-foot allowable over depth with material being placed in the upland disposal area located approximately 4600 feet northeast of the Turning Basin. Project funding was pulled by Headquarters during the advertisement period to address other needs around the nation as a result of Hurricane Irma. Project solicitation was officially terminated on 30 January 2018. Project received $3M in supplemental funding in FY18. Project was again advertised on 5 October 2018. Scope of work consists of maintenance dredging 87,000 cubic yards of material from the channel and turning basin to a depth of 6 feet plus 1 foot of allowable over-depth. All material will be placed in the upland disposal area. Project was awarded to 4H construction on 6 December 2018. A preconstruction meeting was conducted 13 FEB 2019. A Town Hall Meeting was conducted with Horseshoe Cove residents and Board of Directors 7 MAR 2019. Final dredging pipe lay was provided by the contractor 20 MAR 2019.

Horseshoe Cove Operations and Maintenance project map