Richmond Harbor

RICHMOND HARBOR
OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE

PROJECT LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION

Richmond Harbor is a high-use, deep-draft harbor located on San Francisco Bay in the County of Contra Costa. The project includes the Outer and Inner Harbor Channels and a training wall.  Authorized project depths of the channels are 38 feet (Inner Harbor) to 45 feet (Outer Harbor).

TOTAL FUNDING

 

TOTAL COST

 N/A

FEDERAL COST

 N/A

NON-FEDERAL COST

 N/A

 

 

FISCAL YEAR 2022 ALLOCATION

$13,179,000

FY 2023 BUDGET

$  6,036,000

COST TO COMPLETE

 N/A

 

FY 22 Accomplishments

  • Funding will be used for O&M dredging of the Outer Harbor and Inner Harbor.
  • In FY22, Richmond Outer Harbor was dredged with the Government Hopper Dredge Essayons. 
  • Currently, there are two in-bay projects that were previously hopper-dredged annually – Richmond Outer Harbor and San Pablo Bay (Pinole Shoal).  This new requirement results in the two projects having to alternate dredging each year.  In FY21, Pinole will be dredged while Richmond Outer Harbor will be deferred until FY22.

FY 23 Accomplishments

  • Funds are being used for O&M dredging of the Inner Harbor.
  • Funding will be used for O&M dredging of the Outer Harbor and Inner Harbor.
  • In FY22, Richmond Outer Harbor was dredged with the Government Hopper Dredge Essayons.  The project will not be dredged in FY23 as it is on a biannual alternating hopper dredging schedule with San Pablo Bay Channel.
  • Currently, there are two in-bay projects that were previously hopper-dredged annually – Richmond Outer Harbor and San Pablo Bay (Pinole Shoal).  This new requirement results in the two projects having to alternate dredging each year.  In FY23, Pinole will be dredged while Richmond Outer Harbor will be deferred until FY24.

ISSUES AND OTHER INFORMATION

  • The Port of Richmond is the Non-Federal Sponsor (NFS).
  • This project did not receive funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), Title IV, Pub. L. No. 111-5, 123 Stat. 115, Feb. 17, 2009.
  • The Santa Fe Channel is no longer maintained due to unsuitable material, stemming from an upstream EPA Super Fund site.  CMANC has requested that dredging of Santa Fe be evaluated for sediment suitability and cost, and for maintenance be resumed if practicable and funding permits.
  • The outer harbor is historically dredged annually with the Government dredge Essayons.  The SF Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board has included requirements in our Water Quality Certification that have resulted in limiting hopper dredging to a single in-bay project each year.  Due to these regulatory restrictions permitting only one project utilizing a hopper dredge per year in SF Bay, Richmond outer harbor and San Pablo Bay Pinole Shoal are now on an alternating bi-annual cycle.  Richmond outer harbor was last dredged in 2022 and is planned for 2024.

CONGRESSIONAL INTEREST

  • 8th District. Rep. John Garamendi

POINT OF CONTACT

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

Updated on 14 February 2023

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