Port Everglades Harbor FL (O&M)

June 2021


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 FY20 $590,200
President’s Budget FY21 $178,200



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


A maintenance event is being conducted in 2020-2021. Approximately 330,000 cubic yards were dredged. The contract includes the dredging of shoal material from the Federal navigation channel and Port Everglades berthing areas. All dredged material from the project was disposed of in the Port Everglades Ocean Dredge Material Disposal Site (ODMDS) located approximately 2.5 nautical miles from the eastern end of the Entrance Channel which was placed in the Beach Disposal Area along the Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park. In addition, repairs to the southern jetty at Port Everglades is scheduled for completion in October 2021. Substantial moving and manipulation of the existing and new stones are required at select locations along the jetty.


Port Everglades Harbor Operations and Maintenance project map