Petersburg Pilot -

Dredging project estimated to cost $4.8 million


December 12, 2019

Map courtesy of the USACE - Alaska District

The area of South Boat Harbor outlined in red is the General Navigation Feature. The Unites States Army Corps of Engineers will fund 90 percent of the dredging in the General Navigation Feature, and the Petersburg Borough will fund the remaining 10 percent. The borough will have to fund 100 percent of the dredging in the area outlined in black, known as the Local Service Facility.

The United States Army Corps of Engineers went over the status of the project to dredge South Boat Harbor, along with associated costs to be covered by the borough and the next steps in the project at a public meeting on Dec. 3.

In 2017, the Petersburg Borough and the USACE entered into a feasibility cost share agreement wherein both entities agreed to split the costs of a feasibility study to determine a solution to the compromised egress in South Boat Harbor. The borough and the USACE equally split the $650,000 cost of the study, with the federal government contributing an additional $100...

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