Intracoastal Waterway - Jacksonville to Miami, FL (O&M)

June 2021

FACT SHEET

Intracoastal Waterway Jacksonville to Miami, FL (O&M)
Operations and Maintenance
Congressional Districts:  4, 5, 6, 8, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27

1. DESCRIPTION

The Intracoastal Waterway (IWW) project authorizes a channel 12 feet deep by 125 feet wide from Jacksonville, Florida south to Fort Pierce, Florida, and a channel 10 feet deep by 125 feet wide from Ft. Pierce, Florida south to Miami, Florida. The length of project is approximately 349 miles running from the St. Johns River in northeast Florida southward along the east coast to Miami, Florida.

2. FUNDING 

a. Regular Civil Works Funds:

Allocation for FY21 $277,000
President's Budget FY22 $4,336,200

 

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

Current Working Estimate $300,000
Allocation thru FY20 $300,000
Allocation for FY21 $0

 

c. P.L. 116-20: Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act, 2019:

Current Working Estimate $7,450,000
Allocation for FY20 $7,450,000
Allocation for FY21 $0

 

3. SPONSOR

Florida Inland Navigation District (FIND)
1314 Marcinski Road
Jupiter, Florida 33477-9427

4. STATUS

On 3 September 1997, the US Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District and FIND executed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to contribute funds for the Operation and Maintenance of both the Intracoastal Waterway (IWW) and the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW). Since that date, FIND has provided over $65,000,000 for the O&M of the IWW and AIWW.

In July 2018, construction of DMMA O-7, located in Martin County, Florida was completed utilizing 100% contributed funds from FIND. In February 2019, O&M dredging was completed within the IWW Volusia Reach. During this dredge event, approximately 600K cubic yards of material was removed from within the IWW federal channel and Ponce de Leon Inlet federal channel. In July 2019, an O&M contract for the IWW Broward Reach 1 was completed. The contract removed approximately 30K cubic yards of material from the IWW. In August 2019, an additional O&M dredging contract for the IWW Mantanzas reach was completed; removing approximately 300K cubic yards of material from the IWW and placed on a county beach in St. Johns County, Florida.

In June 2020, a contract will be advertised for maintenance dredging of the Jupiter Segment (Palm Beach) and the Crossroad Segments (Martin County). Approximately 100K of material will be removed and placed on adjacent beaches. Additionally, plans and specifications are underway for DMMA O-23. The DMMA O-23 contract is scheduled for advertisement in August 2020 and will be constructed contributed funds from FIND.

On 3 September 1997, the US Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District and FIND executed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to contribute funds for the Operation and Maintenance of both the Intracoastal Waterway (IWW) and the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW). Since that date, FIND has provided over $70,000,000 for the O&M of the IWW and AIWW.

In July 2018, construction of DMMA O-7, located in Martin County, Florida was completed utilizing 100% contributed funds from FIND. In 2019, O&M dredging was completed within the IWW Volusia Reach. O&M dredging contract was completed for the IWW Mantanzas reach in 2019.  In 2020, an O&M contract for the IWW Broward Reach 1 was completed. In 2021 an O&M dredging contract will be complete for the Jupiter and Crossroad reaches of the IWW.  Additionally, plans and specifications are wrapping up for DMMA O-23 which will be advertised in the April 2021 timeframe, with completion in 2022. 

 

Intracoastal Waterway Jacksonville to Miami Florida Operations and Maintenance map