Public Participation Meetings

A Community Stakeholder Engagement meeting will be held August 23, 2021, at 6 p.m. Pacific.  Please use the following link to register.  The presentation used during the meeting will be posted here after the meeting.

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When: Aug. 23, 2021 -  6-7:30 p.m. Pacific Time (US and Canada) 

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  • 13th District, Rep. Barbara Lee


  • Deputy for Project Management, Edwin S. Townsley, 415-503-6593

Oakland Harbor Turning Basins Widening, CA



The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in partnership with the Port of Oakland, are conducting a feasibility study to investigate and determine if there is a technically feasible, economically justifiable, and environmentally acceptable recommendation for federal participation in a navigation improvement project to the existing federal navigation channels of Oakland Harbor.

The existing federal navigation channels of Oakland Harbor were designed for a 6,500 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) capacity ship with a 1,139 length overall, 140 foot beam, and 48 foot draft as part of the Oakland Harbor Navigation Improvement (-50-Foot) Project Study.  The vessels routinely calling on the harbor today are longer, wider, and deeper than the design vessel from that study.  These inefficiencies have a significant adverse effect on the economics and engineering design of the existing channels.

Initial investigations concluded the problems in Oakland Harbor are caused by length limitations in the inner and outer turning basins and are not caused by depth limitations nor by landside capacity.  The need for this investigation arises from inefficiencies currently experienced by vessels in harbor, specifically the turning basins, where the current fleet exceeds the maximum dimensions of the constructed 50-foot Oakland Harbor Navigation Project.  These inefficiencies are projected to continue in the future as vessel sizes are expected to increase. 

The feasibility study planning process for channel improvements for the existing turning basins will be documented in the Oakland Harbor Turning Basins Widening, CA, Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Assessment.  The draft integrated report will document compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) as incorporated into the planning process.  The draft integrated report is expected to be released in December 2021.  The documents will be posted on this website for public viewing.


Updated on 20 August 2021


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