Anclote River FL (O&M)

June 2021

FACT SHEET

Anclote River, FL (O&M)
Operations and Maintenance
Congressional Districts: 12, 13

1. DESCRIPTION

The Project was initially authorized by the River and Harbor Act of 1899, with modifications in the River and Harbor Act of 1927 (Public Law 69-560), the River and Harbor Act of 1935 (Public Law 74-409) and the River and Harbor Act of 1945 (Public Law 79-14). The existing project channel is 8.5 miles long, 9 feet deep, and 100 feet wide, extending from Tarpon Springs into the Gulf of Mexico. The project turning basin is at Tarpon Springs. The project channel is used by shrimp boats, sponge boats, party-fishing boats, commercial fishing boats, sponge-diver exhibition boats, and recreational craft.

2. FUNDING

a. Regular Civil Works Funds:

Allocation for FY21 $0
President's Budget FY22 $0

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

Current Working Estimate $4,506,000
Allocation thru FY20 $4,506,000
Allocation for FY21 $0

 

3. SPONSOR

City of Tarpon Springs
PO Box 5004
Tarpon Springs, Florida 34688

4. STATUS

The Anclote River Project was last dredged in 1999 with upland disposal. Surveys collected post Hurricane Hermine and Hurricane Irma show approximately 35 kcy shoaling in the channel. The project received Class 3 O&M Supplemental (P.L. 115-123) funding for dredging in 2018. Team is working to finalize plans and specifications for a dredging event in 2021. The construction contract is advertised in March 2021 and is scheduled to award by the end of May 2021.

The Anclote River Project was last dredged in 1999 with upland disposal.