Miami Harbor FL (O&M)

April 2022


Miami Harbor, FL (O&M)
Operations and Maintenance
Congressional Districts: 23, 24, 25, 26, 27



The current project construction of deepening the outer channel from 44 feet to 52 feet, and the inner from 42 feet to 50 feet with widening is officially complete. Fisherman’s Channel was widened to the south by 100 feet and a turn widener was constructed at the southern confluence of the main outer channel and the inner channels. Fisherman’s Channel terminates in a turning basin centered on the existing Lummus Island turning basin. The turning basin now has a depth of 50 feet and a diameter of 1,500 feet. The North Channel contains the cruise ship berths and has a current depth of 36 feet.



a. Regular Civil Works Funds:

Allocation for FY22 $178,000
President's Budget FY23 $50,000

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

Current Working Estimate $550,000
Allocation thru FY21 $550,000
Allocation for FY23 $0


Miami Port Authority
1007 North American Way, Suite 301
Miami, FL 33132



An Operation and Maintenance dredging event of Miami Harbor was anticipated in 2020 due to possible impacts from Hurricane Irma. The shoal material encountered didn’t require immediate dredging because it was not directly impacting navigation. Maintenance dredging has been postponed and will occur if any shoaling starts impacting navigation.

                                                                Miami Harbor Operations and Maintenance project map