Anclote River FL (O&M)

April 2022


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


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.


a. Regular Civil Works Funds:

Allocation for FY22 $0
President's Budget FY23 $0

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

Allocation thru FY21 $4,655,936
Allocation for FY22 $0

       c. P.L. 117-43: Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2022:


           Current Working Estimate $5,000,000
           Allocation thru FY22 $5,000,000




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


A construction contract for dredging the Anclote River was awarded in June 2021 with O&M Supplemental funding provided by BBA-18 (P.L. 115-123). The contract will provide for removal of 25,000 cubic yards of shoaled material from Cuts 3, 5, and the Turning Basin with upland disposal. Construction is scheduled to be completed in September 2021. Additionally, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2022 (P.L. 117-58) appropriated $5,000,000 for additional dredging of the Anclote River. The team is tentatively planned to award a contract in 2023 to dredge the outer cuts.

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