US Army Corps of Engineers
Jacksonville District Website Website

Manatee Harbor FL (C)

March 2019


Manatee Harbor, FL
Construction (C)
Congressional Districts: 14, 15, 16


The project provides for Federal maintenance of an existing 40 foot deep by 400 foot wide entrance channel and basin, construction of new wideners at the northwest end of the entrance channel, and enlarging the turning basin to 1300 feet in diameter. The entrance channel extends approximately 3 miles from the turning basin to its intersection with the Tampa Harbor Main channel. Phase I was completed in December 1996 providing a clean entrance channel. Phase II was completed in December 2005 providing new wideners and turning basin enlargement.


Estimated Total Cost $77,000,000
Estimated Federal Cost $49,600,000
Allocation thru FY17 $38,648,000
Allocation for FY18 $0
President’s Budget FY19 $0



Manatee County Port Authority
Port Manatee/Tampa Bay
300 Tampa Bay Way, Suite I
Palmetto, Florida 34221-6608


The Jacksonville District has completed an Integral Determination Report (IDR) for the inclusion of the Manatee County Port Authority constructed south channel extension (1590 feet long by 400 feet wide) as part of the authorized project. The IDR was approved in April 2019. A section 204 (f) WRDA 2014 assumption of maintenance agreement will be executed in FY2019 so the south channel extension may be included in the upcoming maintenance cycle. Portions of the cost shared work may be reimbursed up to $5.451M subject to the availability of funding.

Manatee Harbor Construction Map