Kings Bay Entrance Channel (NAVY O&M)

June 2021

FACT SHEET

Kings Bay Entrance Channel (NAVY O&M)
Operations & Maintenance
Congressional District: 4

1. DESCRIPTION

The authorized military project coincides with the authorized civil works project, Fernandina Harbor to the entrance of the Amelia River. 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 north and transitions to 45 feet deep and 500 feet wide. The channel then continues north to Drum Island where it transitions to 44 feet deep and 500 feet wide and turns into Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay.

2. FUNDING

 

Allocation for FY21 (Navy) $48,109,000
President’s Budget FY22  $21,269,000

 

3. SPONSOR

US NAVY Kings Bay Commander
Naval Submarine Base
Kings Bay, GA 31547-9999

4. STATUS

Kings Bay Entrance Channel is dredged annually and is funded 100% with Navy funding. The FY21 contract will be physically completed in March 2021. The FY22 contract is scheduled to be awarded in September 2021 and commence in December 2021.

Non-beach quality material will be placed in the Offshore Dredge Material Disposal Site (ODMDS) and beach quality material placed on Fernandina Beach, Florida and/or Fort Clinch Park, Florida. This project returns the channel to its authorized dimensions and allows for the safe passage of Trident Submarines into King's Bay Trident Submarine Base from the Atlantic Ocean.

 

Kings Bay Entrance Channel Map - 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 north and transitions to 45 feet deep and 500 feet wide