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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to hold public meeting on Jacksonville Harbor Deepening Study

Published June 25, 2013

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District will hold a public meeting Thursday, June 27 at the JAXPORT Cruise Terminal, 9810 August Drive to discuss the release of the draft tentatively selected plan for the Jacksonville Harbor Deepening Study. An open house and poster session will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., followed by a formal presentation and official comment period. 

 The district is conducting a study to increase the depth of the existing federal channel along the St. Johns River from its current project depth of 40-feet to a maximum depth of 47-feet. The extent of this deepening would occur from the mouth of the St. Johns River to approximately River Mile 13. The study includes detailed information regarding salinity effects, mitigation, shoreline erosion, sea level rise, confined blasting, etc.

 An electronic copy of the draft report and appendices are located at:
Hard copies of the report are located at the following Jacksonville Public Libraries: Main at 303 North Laura St., Highlands Branch at 1826 Dunn Ave., Regency Square Branch at 9900 Regency Square Blvd., and Mandarin Branch at 3330 Kori Rd. Official comments may be submitted to Mr. Paul Stodola at 904-232-3271 or


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Amanda Ellison

Release no. 13-040