Notice to Recreational Boaters

U.S Army Corps of Engineers Channel Maintenance Dredging

Beginning in the Inner Turning Basin adjacent to the Port’s Wharf 5 and Ending at the Channel Entrance to S.F. Bay

  • Dredging operations are expected to commence on or after 6 DECEMBER 2023.
  • Dredging will occur 24/7 until project completion, tentatively mid-late MAY 2024.
  • Contact Information
    • USACE Project Engineer:  Iris Gallegos (415) 755-0489
    • Contractor:  HME Construction Inc, (360) 695-4553
    • HME Project Manager:  Justin Bay, (360) 904-2978

Boaters should watch out for the following equipment and vessels that will be involved in the project:

  • Tugs, Dredge Barges and Dump Scows
  • Survey and Crew Boats
  • White mooring Buoys with blue stripe topped with white lights

Recreational boaters should consider the following:

  • The dredge will be working VHF radio channel CH 11 and monitoring 13 and 14 for communication of recreational boaters’ intentions.
  • Be Visible and attach lights for dredge/tugs/survey boats to see recreational boaters during nighttime hours.
  • Keep adequate distance from dredge to avoid the swinging bucket and moving equipment. Do not go alongside the dredge.
  • Keep 500ft distance from the tugs, scows, & dredge while scows are being swapped out at the dredge. Never go between the scow and dredge.

Redwood City Harbor

REDWOOD CITY HARBOR
OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE

PROJECT LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION

Redwood City Harbor is a mid-use, deep-draft harbor on San Francisco Bay in the County of San Mateo.  The project consists of San Bruno Shoal Channel, an entrance channel, outer channel, inner channel, and two turning basins.  The project is the only commercial deep-draft harbor in southern San Francisco Bay. Project Operations and Maintenance (O&M) provides for a two-year cycle of maintenance dredging of the main ship channel, which has an authorized project depth of 30 feet Mean Lower Low Water (MLLW). The ports major commodities include aggregates for the South Bay construction industry, recycled scrap metal, and recycled petroleum products.

TOTAL FUNDING

 

TOTAL COST

                                      N/A

FEDERAL COST

                                      N/A

NON-FEDERAL COST

                                      N/A

 

 

FISCAL YEAR 2022 ALLOCATION

                          $              0

FY 2023 BUDGET

                          $5,828,000

COST TO COMPLETE

                                      N/A

 

FY 22 accomplishments

Carryover Funds were used for Conditions surveys environmental coordination and to develop plans and specifications for the next dredge episode.

FY 23 accomplishments

  • Plan to perform dredging with a clamshell dredge contract.

ISSUES AND OTHER INFORMATION

  • None

CONGRESSIONAL INTEREST

  • 15th District, Rep. Kevin Mullin

POINT OF CONTACT

  • Deputy for Project Management, (415) 503-6593

Updated on 13 February 2023


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