Sacramento River 30 ft Channel (O&M)

SACRAMENTO RIVER (30 FT CHANNEL)
OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE

 

PROJECT LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION

The project is located in the counties of Sacramento, Yolo, and Solano.  The Sacramento Deep Water Ship Channel is a low-use, deep-draft project authorized to maintain a 30-foot deep channel for the upper 43 miles of an 80-mile long ship channel.  It connects the Port of West Sacramento with the Pacific Ocean.  The project also includes 33 miles of dual purpose navigation and flood protection levees. 

 

TOTAL FUNDING

 

TOTAL COST

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FEDERAL COST 

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NON-FEDERAL COST

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FISCAL YEAR 2020 ALLOCATION

 $  2,030,000

FY 2021 BUDGET

 $  9,885,000       

COST TO COMPLETE

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FY 20 AND FY 21 ACCOMPLISHMENTS (based on the availability of funds)

  • This project was previously paired with the San Joaquin River (Port of Stockton) dredging project and both have been awarded as one contract.  This approach, though, has negatively impacted the success of our dredging of the San Joaquin project.
  • This project was annually funded in the President’s Budget at around $2 million, but we have recently come to realize that this amount is insufficient funding and the project has financially benefitted with the coupling of the San Joaquin project that is very well funded.
  • The FY20 Workplan provided sufficient funding to support a standalone contract and dredging was completed last fall.
  • The project received $8.275M in the FY21 Workplan and $1.61M in FY21 President’s Budget.
  • Funding will be used for routine maintenance dredging of the channel to the authorized depth of 30 feet, compliance with mandated water quality certification, and continued updating of programmatic agreements for Endangered Species Act.

ISSUES AND OTHER INFORMATION

  • The ship channel is an integral component of the California Bay Delta ecosystem and supports the Port of West Sacramento which is a vital link to California’s agriculture industry.  The latest commercial tonnage of goods shipped through the harbor is 260,000 tons. The only U.S. Coast Guard station in the California Bay Delta is located along the channel.  Overall responsibility for the project was transferred to San Francisco District effective in FY 2015, although levee maintenance will continue to be managed by Sacramento District.

CONGRESSIONAL INTEREST

  • 6th District, Doris Matsui

POINT OF CONTACT

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

Updated on 05 April 2021

 

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Contact

General Questions
415-503-6702
1455 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103