Intracoastal Waterway - Jacksonville to Miami, FL (O&M)

May 2023

FACT SHEET

Intracoastal Waterway Jacksonville to Miami, FL
Operations and Maintenance (O&M)
Congressional Districts:  4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25

1. DESCRIPTION

The Intracoastal Waterway (IWW) project authorizes a channel 12 feet deep by 125 feet wide from Jacksonville, Florida south to Fort Pierce, Florida, and a channel 10 feet deep by 125 feet wide from Ft. Pierce, Florida south to Miami, Florida. The length of the project is approximately 349 miles running from the St. Johns River in northeast Florida southward along the east coast to Miami, Florida.

2. FUNDING 

a. Regular Civil Works Funds:

Allocation for FY23 $4,188,000
President's Budget FY24 $4,054,000

 

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

Allocation thru FY22 $300,000
Allocation for FY23          $0

 

c. P.L. 116-20: Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act, 2019:

Allocation thru FY22 $7,450,000

 

3. SPONSOR

Florida Inland Navigation District (FIND)
1314 Marcinski Road
Jupiter, Florida 33477-9427

4. STATUS

On 3 September 1997, the US Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, and the Florida Inland Navigation District (FIND) executed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to contribute funds for the Operation and Maintenance of both the Intracoastal Waterway (IWW) and the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW). Since that date, FIND has provided over $70,000,000 for the O&M of the IWW and AIWW. 

In 2022 O&M dredging was complete for the Palm Valley North Reach of the IWW. Additionally, a contract was awarded for construction of Dredge Material Management Area (DMMA) O-23 which will be completed in FY 23 and for O&M dredging of the Palm Valley South Reach which will be completed in FY 24. Funding in FY 23 will be used to complete plans & specifications for the Volusia Reach and Matanzas Reach of the IWW. If additional funding is received plans & specifications will be developed for the St. Lucie Reach of the IWW.  

Intracoastal Waterway Jacksonville to Miami Florida Operations and Maintenance map