Deadline extended to comment on PCCA channel deepening project

The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District is offering a public review and comment period on the Port of Corpus Christi Authority’s (PCCA) Channel Deepening Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS).

The PCCA Channel Deepening Project (CDP) is located near Port Aransas, Nueces and Aransas Counties, Texas.

The proposed action would deepen the existing channel from its currently authorized depth of -54 feet to -77 feet and extend the existing offshore channel limits an additional 29,000 feet into the Gulf of Mexico.

The work will span approximately 13.8 miles from Harbor Island to the Gulf generating approximately 47 million cubic yards of new work dredge material. 

PCCA has proposed to use suitable dredged material for beneficial use by constructing nearshore berms and beach nourishment on San Jose and Mustang Islands, as well as restore eroded shorelines on Harbor Island and near the Port Aransas Nature Preserve impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

Dredged material determined not to be suitable for beneficial use will be placed in the Corpus Christi New Work Ocean Dredge Material Disposal Site located offshore Corpus Christi.

The deadline for the comments on the proposed Port of Corpus Christi Authority’s (PCCA) Channel Deepening Project has been extended from July 25, to August 9, 2022.

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