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Savannah Harbor Dredged Material Containment Areas (DMCA), Georgia and South Carolina

PROJECT NAME AND STATESavannah Harbor Dredged Material Containment Areas (DMCA), Georgia and South Carolina

AUTHORIZATION: The DMCAs are included as a part of the Savannah Harbor Federal Navigation Project authorized in the Water Resources Development Act of 1992 (P.L. 102-580).  Section 201 (P.L. 104-303) of the Water Resources Development Act of 1996 addressed cost sharing for dredged material containment areas.

SUMMARIZED FINANCIAL DATA

Construction

Estimated Federal Cost

$73,780,000

Estimated Non-Federal Cost

$39,727,000

Total Estimated Cost

$113,507,000

Allocation thru FY 2017

$46,937,000

President's Budget for FY 2018

$0

Programmed Balance to Complete After FY 2017

$26,843,000

LOCATION AND DESCRIPTIONNavigation.  The Savannah Harbor Dredged Material Containment Areas (DMCAs) are located in Jasper County, SC and Chatham County, GA and are adjacent to the upper 21.3 miles of the Savannah Harbor Federal Navigation project.  The DMCAs are integral to the continued operations and maintenance of the Navigation Project.  The DMCAs project provides for incrementally raising each of the dikes within the Federal project’s seven active DMCAs to increase their capacity as required to support the Savannah Harbor Federal Navigation project.  The increase in DMCA capacity is cost-shared with the State of Georgia under the authority provided in the Water Resources Development Act of 1996.  The Project Cooperation Agreement was executed with the Georgia Department of Transportation in January 2005 for project costs through FY 2026.

ACTIVITIES COMPLETED FOR FY2017The District continued construction of the 13A dike raising which was awarded on 25 August 2016.  The project is not in the FY18 President’s Budget; the funding on hand will be used to complete the 13A dike raising in FY2018.
             
ACTIVITIES FOR FY2018The 13A dike raising contract will be physically and fiscally complete.
                          
ISSUES AND OTHER INFORMATIONThe Georgia Port Authority’s Garden City Terminal is the second largest container port on the US East Coast by container volume, and the fourth largest in the nation.  The Long Term Management Strategy (LTMS) for the Savannah Harbor, dated August 1996, describes the least cost plan to continue maintenance of the existing project as the sequential raising of dikes in each of the DMCAs.  Maintaining adequate disposal capacity is critical to the ability of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to operate and maintain the existing Savannah Harbor Federal Navigation project. 

MILESTONE SCHEDULE

 DMCA 13A Dike Raising Physically Complete                                    30 December 2017

 DMCA 13A Fiscally Complete                                                       30 February 2018


ADMINISTRATION POSITION
This project is consistent with Administration policy.
 
ACTION OFFICER:  Margarett (Mackie) McIntosh                                01 October 2017
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