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Humboldt Bay Long Term Shoal MGT

HUMBOLDT BAY LONG TERM SHOAL MANAGEMENT

INVESTIGATIONS

PROJECT LOCATION AND Description

This study would evaluate long-term solutions to shoaling of the Federal navigation channels.  Humboldt Bay, which lies approximately 280 miles north of San Francisco, California.  Over the past several years, a large volume of sand has accumulated outside of the entrance of the Bay.  Strong waves and currents eventually transport the sand into the federally-maintained Humboldt Bar and Entrance Channel, which runs between two large jetties, and into interior channels.  Usually heavy shoaling of the federal channels occurs after annual maintenance dredging, resulting in deep-draft-vessel operating restrictions that adversely affect commerce and limit the Bay’s use as a harbor of refuge.

TOTAL FUNDING

 

 

 

TOTAL COST

$  3,150,000

FEDERAL COST

$  1,650,000

NON-FEDERAL COST

$  1,500,000

 

 

TOTAL FEDERAL COST THROUGH FY 2014

$     121,000

ARRA FUNDS

$                0

FY 2015 BUDGET

$                0

COST TO COMPLETE

$  1,529,000

FY 14 accomplishments

  • SPD reclassified study as inactive in May 2010 because the non-Federal sponsor (NFS) does not have the capability to participate in a feasibility study.

FY 15 accomplishments (based on the availability of funds)

  • None

ISSUES AND OTHER INFORMATION

  • The Port of Humboldt is the 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 905(b) analysis indicates a federal interest and need to move forward with the study.

CONGRESSIONAL INTEREST

  • 2nd District, Rep. Jared Huffman

POINT OF CONTACT

  • Deputy for Project Management, Arijs A. Rakstins, (415) 503-6720

Updated on 16 April 2014

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