Manatee Harbor FL (C)

May 2024


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


The project provides 40 feet deep by 400 feet wide entrance channel and basin, wideners at the northwest end of the entrance channel, and a turning basin 1,300 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 a turning basin enlargement. Phase III was completed in 2012 and included construction of the south channel extension.



Estimated Total Cost $58,700,000
Estimated Federal Cost   $44,900,000


      a. Regular Civil Works Funds:

Allocation thru FY23 $38,513,000
Allocation for FY24 $0
President's Budget FY25 $0



Manatee County Port Authority
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. An amendment to the Project Cooperation Agreement was executed in February 2023 to allow for reimbursement to the non-federal sponsor for the federal share of construction of the extension of the south channel.

Manatee Harbor Construction Map