US Army Corps of Engineers
Jacksonville District

Tampa Harbor FL (O&M)

March 2018


Tampa Harbor FL (O&M)

Construction (C)

Congressional Districts: 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17


The total project consists of a channel from the Gulf of Mexico to Port Tampa and Tampa. Project features include the entrance channel from the Gulf of Mexico to Hillsborough Bay. At Hillsborough Bay, the channel splits into two legs, with one continuing west to Port Tampa and the other east to Gadsden Point. The west channel continues to Port Tampa and ends in a turning basin. The west channel to Gadsden Point includes the Alafia River, Port Sutton, East Bay and Seddon Channels. The project depth varies from 45 feet in the entrance channel at the Egmont Bar Channel to 30 feet in the Alafia River. Length of project is about 67 miles including 3.6 miles in the Alafia River. The Port of Tampa has more cargo tonnage than all other Florida ports.


Estimated Total Cost $19,985,000 
Estimated Federal Cost   $14,989,000
Allocation thru FY17  $14,989,000
Allocation for FY18 $8,290,000
President’s Budget FY19 $980,000


Tampa Port Authority
Post Office Box 2192
Tampa, Florida 33601


The Jacksonville District is currently completing two operation and maintenance dredging contracts that were awarded in August and September 2017. Plans & Specifications are currently in progress for maintenance dredging of the Entrance Channel with award scheduled for September 2018.

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