US Army Corps of Engineers
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Port Everglades Harbor FL (O&M)

March 2019


Port Everglades Harbor FL (O&M)

Operations and Maintenance

Congressional Districts: 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25



Port Everglades is a man-made port located in Broward County. The entrance channel is 45 feet deep by 500 feet wide by 5,100 feet long. The inner part of the entrance channel is 42 feet deep by 450 feet wide for a length of 4,800 feet through the main turning basin. The main turning basin is 42 feet deep over a rectangular area of 1,700 feet by 2,300 feet. The 31-foot deep north turning basin extends 1,100 feet to the north, tapering from 800 to 500 feet and the south turning basin extends approximately 1,100 feet southward and is 1,260 feet wide, with authorized depths of 31, 36, and 37 feet.  The south port channel is 42 feet deep by 400 feet wide and extends 9,356 feet south from the entrance channel. The turning notch is 42 feet deep by 750 feet by 1,000 feet, adjoining the south port channel from the west 6,500 feet south of the entrance channel. The total length of project is 3.5 miles.


Allocation for FY19 $15,325,500
President’s Budget FY20 $373,000



Port Everglades Department
Broward County
1850 Eller Drive
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316



The last maintenance event was completed in April 2013. Approximately, 400,000 cubic yards were dredged. The contract included additional work associated with dredging the Port Authority’s berthing areas and placement of beach quality maintenance material on the beach south of the inlet. A drag bar operation was conducted in February 2015 to remove a shoal left behind, in the proximity of the FPL cable crossing, during the last maintenance event. The next maintenance event is scheduled for 2019 and design is underway. The design team is exploring beneficial uses of the dredged material by utilizing regional sediment management practices.


Port Everglades Harbor Operations and Maintenance project map