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ATLANTIC GULF SHIP CANAL,FLORIDA

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ATLANTIC GULF SHIP CANAL, FLORIDA

 Condition of Improvement, 30 September 1996 

  ACTS WORK AUTHORIZED DOCUMENTS
(1) Sea-level ship canal.  
(1) Authorized 30 August 1935, under provisions of Emergency Relief Act of 1935, approved 8 April 1935.

PROJECT: A sea-level ship canal across Florida 30 feet deep by 400 feet wide from Jacksonville to Palatka, 250 feet wide from Palatka to the Gulf, and from 500 feet to 1000 feet wide in the Gulf channel; and construction of bridges and regulatory or control works. Length of project is about 195 miles.

RECOMMENDED MODIFICATION: 1 April 1937, to provide a minimum depth of 33 feet increased to 34 feet for the outer 8.5 miles of the Gulf channel; 400 feet wide from the Atlantic Ocean to a point in the Gulf 4.5 miles from shore, thence 500 feet wide for 5.4 miles, thence 730 feet wide for 7 miles, and thence 1,000 feet wide for 8.5 miles to deep water; and two jetties at the Gulf entrance, the south jetty 17 miles long and the north jetty 4.5 miles long. (H. Doc. 194/75/1.)

LOCAL COOPERATION:

PROGRESS: 3 percent completed.

COST: $5,099,153 Federal funds

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Date Page Created:  04/23/98
Date Page Last Updated:  06/26/03
Point of Contact: Barry.D.Vorse@saj02.usace.army.mil