Miami Harbor, FL (O&M)

May 2024


Miami Harbor, FL
Operations and Maintenance (O&M)
Congressional Districts: 24, 27, 28



The current project consists of an outer channel (Cuts 1 and 2) with a depth of 52 feet, a predominant width of 500 feet, and a turn widener at the southern confluence of the main outer channel. An approximate 800-foot-wide flare is located at the entrance to the outer channel. The inner channel (Cut 3 and Fisherman’s Channel) consists of a depth of 50 feet and various widths no less than 440 feet. Fisherman’s Channel originates in the Fisher Island turning basin and is centered on the existing Lummus Island turning basin. The Fisher Island and the Lummus Island turning basins have a depth of 50 feet and a diameter of 1,500 feet. The Dodge Island Cut located west of the Lummus Island turning basin has a depth of 34 feet and is 400 feet wide. The Main Channel (Cut 4), located along the port’s north side, contains the cruise ship berths, and has a current depth of 36 feet. The Main Channel terminates in the Main Turning Basin with a depth of 36 feet and a diameter of 1,600 feet.



a. Regular Civil Works Funds:

Allocation for FY24 $99,000
President's Budget FY25   $4,011,000

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

Current Working Estimate $500,000
Allocation thru FY23 $410,000
Allocation for FY24 $0


Port Miami
1007 North American Way, 2nd Floor
Miami, FL 33132



An Operation and Maintenance dredging event of Miami Harbor was anticipated in 2020 due to possible impacts from Hurricane Irma; however, the shoal material encountered didn’t impact navigation. Maintenance dredging will occur if any shoaling starts impacting navigation.

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