US Army Corps of Engineers
San Francisco District

Crescent City Harbor

 

CRESCENT CITY HARBOR
OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE
 
INVESTIGATIONS

PROJECT LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION
 

Crescent City Harbor is located on the northern coast of California, approximately 350 miles north of San Francisco. The Harbor is a shallow draft, critical harbor of refuge that supports a Coast Guard search-and-rescue station, commercial and sport fishing, and recreational boating. The Operations and Maintenance (O&M) schedule provides for annual inspection and periodic repair of the Outer and Inner Breakwaters, as well as a five-year cycle for maintenance dredging of the Entrance Channel to a depth of -20 feet Mean Lower Low Water (MLLW), and the Inner Harbor Basin and Marina Access Channels to a depth of -15 feet MLLW. The Entrance Channel and Marina Access Channel were last dredged in FY10. The Inner Harbor Basin Channel was last dredged in FY11.
 

 

TOTAL FUNDING

 

TOTAL COST

                              N/A

FEDERAL COST

                              N/A

NON-FEDERAL COST

                              N/A

 

 

FISCAL YEAR 2019 ALLOCATION

             $     5,738,000

FY 2020 BUDGET

             $              TBD

COST TO COMPLETE

                              N/A


 

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

  • Funds are used for annual inspection of breakwater structures, Geospatial Land Data Migration into the CorpsMap system (as mandated 23 Dec 2013 CECW-ZA), and cyclical maintenance dredging of the Entrance Channel, Inner Harbor Basin, and Marina Access Channel to restore them to authorized dimensions (Entrance Channel to -20 ' MLLW and the Inner Harbor Basin and Marina Access Channels to -15' MLLW).  Cyclical maintenance dredging includes Sediment Testing, preparation of Plans & Specs, Environmental Coordination, and Contract Procurement.

ISSUES AND OTHER INFORMATION

  • The Crescent City Harbor District is the Non-Federal Sponsor (NFS).
  • The NFS is to maintain the adjacent upland disposal pond for local marina maintenance dredging material, and the Corps may use it for Marina Access Channel maintenance dredging material (Project Cooperation Agreement 27 June 2000). The site is currently filled to capacity.
  • The Selected NED Plan for Operation and Maintenance of the Federal Channel was a nearby ocean site and Whaler Island for qualifying sand material. However, the nearest ocean site, SF-1, has been decommissioned.
  • There is a lack of nearby ocean sites and significant environmental coordination is needed to find and establish any new upland site.
 

CONGRESSIONAL INTEREST

  • 2nd District, Rep. Jared Huffman
 

POINT OF CONTACT

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

Updated on 31 January 2019

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Contact

General Questions
415-503-6708
450 Golden Gate
San Francisco, CA 94102