US Army Corps of Engineers
San Francisco District

San Joaquin River (Port of Stockton)

SAN JOAQUIN RIVER (PORT OF STOCKTON)
OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE


PROJECT LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION

The Stockton Deep Water Ship Channel extends 41 miles from the Port of Stockton to Antioch, California, in the counties of Contra Costa, Sacramento, and San Joaquin.  The project includes the channel, a sediment trap, and bank protection.

 

TOTAL FUNDING

 

TOTAL COST

              N/A           

FEDERAL COST 

              N/A           

NON-FEDERAL COST

              N/A           

 

 

FISCAL YEAR 2019 ALLOCATION

           $  5,000,000

FY 2020 BUDGET

           $ TBD           

COST TO COMPLETE

              N/A           


FY 19 AND FY 20 ACCOMPLISHMENTS (based on the availability of funds)

  • FY 2019 activities include the closing out of the 2018 dredging activities and the award of a new single contract for annual maintenance dredging in 2019.
  • Funding will be used for routine maintenance dredging of the channel to the authorized depth of 35 feet, compliance with mandated water quality certification, and continued updating of programmatic agreements for Endangered Species Act.

 

ISSUES AND OTHER INFORMATION

  • Due to unforeseen circumstances, the dredging contractor was unable to complete the 2018 dredging episode within the contract’s period of performance and the environmental work window. As a result, the PDT is currently developing a more robust contract acquisition strategy for dredging Stockton DWSC in summer 2019, applying the lessons learned this year in order to ensure that dredging will be completed in a timely manner within applicable environmental work windows. 
  • The ship channel is an integral component of the California Bay Delta and supports the Port of Stockton, which is the largest inland and fourth busiest port in California.  Approximately 30 cargo vessels pass through the channel each month, taking more than 1,000,000 trucks off area roads annually. The latest commercial tonnage shipped through the project is 5,000,000 tons.  The port is a vital link to the agricultural industry of the California Central Valley, handling more than 90-percent of fertilizer used by the regions growers and over 50-percent of California’s bagged rice to Japan.  Overall responsibility for the project transferred to San Francisco District in FY 2015.

CONGRESSIONAL INTEREST

  • 9th District, Rep. Jerry McNerney

POINT OF CONTACT

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

Updated 31 January 2019

 

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Contact

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