Manatee Harbor FL (C)

April 2022


Manatee Harbor, FL
Construction (C)
Congressional Districts: 14, 15, 16


The project provides a 40 foot deep by 400 foot wide entrance channel and basin wideners at the northwest end of the entrance channel, and a turning basin 1300 feet in diameter. The entrance channel extends approximately 3 miles from the turning basin to its intersection with the Tampa Harbor Main channel. Phase I was completed in December 1996 providing a clean entrance channel. Phase II was completed in December 2005 providing new wideners and turning basin enlargement. Phase III was completed in 2012 and included construction of the south channel extension.


Estimated Total Cost $88,900,000
Estimated Federal Cost $48,400,000
Allocation thru FY21 $15,691,000
Allocation for FY22 $0
President’s Budget FY23 $0



Manatee County Port Authority
Port Manatee/Tampa Bay
300 Tampa Bay Way, Suite I
Palmetto, Florida 34221-6608


The Jacksonville District has completed a Section 156 Reimbursement Report/Integral Determination Report (IDR) for the inclusion of the Manatee County Port Authority constructed south channel extension (1590 feet long by 400 feet wide) as part of the authorized project. The IDR was approved by SAD in April 2019. A section 204 (f) WRDA 2014 assumption of maintenance agreement was executed in December 2019 and maintenance of the south channel extension was included in the maintenance event completed in March 2020. The Jacksonville District has completed a Letter Report documenting the final accounting for all phases of the project as well as the amount recommended for reimbursement.  A package with an agreement amendment to allow for reimbursement is anticipated to be submitted for approval in FY22.

Manatee Harbor Construction Map