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 2023 ALLOCATION

$20,275,640

FY 2024 BUDGET

$10,548,000

COST TO COMPLETE

 N/A

 

FY 23 ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Funds are being used for O&M dredging of the 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 (Pinole Shoal).
  • Currently, there are two in-bay projects that were previously hopper-dredged annually – Richmond Outer Harbor and Pinole Shoal.  The 401 Water Quality Certification restricts annual hopper dredging to one in-bay channel. This requirement results in the two projects having to alternate dredging each year. In FY23, Pinole was dredged while Richmond Outer Harbor was deferred until FY24.

FY 24 ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Dredging Inner and Outer Harbor channels.
  • Inspection and assessment of the training wall.

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  • The Santa Fe Channel is no longer maintained due to unsuitable material, stemming from an upstream EPA Super Fund site.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 Sante Fe be evaluated for sediment suitability and cost, in order to resume maintenance dredging 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, Thomas R. Williams, 415-503-6560

Updated on 29 February 2024

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