Fernandina Harbor (O&M)

June 2021

FACT SHEET

Fernandina Harbor (O&M)
Operations and Maintenance
Congressional Districts: 4, 5

1. DESCRIPTION

The authorized civil works project coincides with the authorized military project, Kings Bay Entrance Channel. The authorized project provides for two stone jetties at the harbor entrance, a north jetty 19,150 feet long and south jetty 11,200 feet long. The authorized project provides for a channel 46 feet deep 500 feet wide from the ocean to the entrance of Amelia River where the channel turns south and transitions to 36 feet deep and 400 feet wide. The channel then continues to the port facilities where there is a 1,000-foot wide, 35 foot deep turning basin adjacent to the channel. Just beyond the port facilities the channel transitions to 28 feet deep and 300 feet wide and continues to the split of Amelia River south of Little Tiger Island.

2. FUNDING

Allocation for FY21 $35,640
President’s Budget FY22 $0

 

3. SPONSOR

Nassau County Ocean Highway & Port Authority
86130 License Rd #9
Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034

4. STATUS

Maintenance dredging was completed in November 2021; maintenance dredging is currently on a 10-to-20-year cycle. 

The local sponsor submitted a request for a Section 216 Initial Appraisal for a deepening study.  Capability for an Initial Appraisal and Study New Start has been and will continue to be expressed in future budgeting cycles.

Fernandina Harbor Kings Bay Operations and Maintenance Project Map