Port Everglades dredging project revised and updated
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District is collecting a second round of comments on the proposed Port Everglades Harbor Improvements project.
USACE recently published a Revised Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (RDSEIS) for the Port Everglades project which is now open for another round of comments.
According to the Corps, the RDSEIS includes additional information gained since the publication of the December 2020 Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement and is being shared for additional public review and comment.
The authorized plan for the Port Everglades project consists of deepening and widening various components within Port Everglades Harbor to increase navigational safety and efficiency. The project also includes a reconfiguration of the U.S. Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale.
Total quantity of sediment to be dredged from the federal channel is approximately 5.5 million cubic yards, and another approximately 400,000 cubic yards from non-federal berthing areas.
At this time, all dredged material is proposed for placement in the Port Everglades Harbor Ocean Dredged Material Disposal Site, located approximately four statute miles from the eastern end of the outer entrance channel.
The deadline for sending comments on the RDSEIS is March 21, 2022.