Port Everglades dredging project on display
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District will conduct two public, virtual presentations and discussions of its recently published Revised Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (RDSEIS) for the Port Everglades Harbor Improvements project on March 8, 2022.
The authorized plan for the Port Everglades, Florida, project consists of deepening and widening various components within Port Everglades Harbor to increase navigational safety and efficiency, and 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 virtual presentations will be conducted at 3 p.m. and at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8. Each will consist of a presentation of the changes in this RDSEIS since the 2022 DSEIS by a panel of Corps experts and will be followed by ample time for public questions and comment.