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SWG-1991-01836 - Manchester Terminals - Houston Ship Channel and Sims Bayou - Harris County, Texas

Published Nov. 30, 2017
Expiration date: 1/2/2018

Full Public Notice         Project Plans

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:  The applicant is requesting maintenance dredging and to increase the depth of the previously authorized dredging.  The applicant has stated that the purpose of the project is to create a deep water berth.  A 150 feet x 1,500 feet area will be dredged from its existing elevation of 35 feet to 41.29 feet MLLW (68,400 cubic yards) with one foot of over dredge on the Houston Ship Channel, and a 150 feet x 1,950 feet area will be dredged from its current elevation of 23 feet to 26.14 feet MLLW (24,000 cubic yards) with one foot of over dredge on Sims Bayou.  Approximately 92,400 cubic yards of sandy clay will be hydraulically dredged using a cutter head and suction piping; however, some dredging will occur by means of mechanical dredging via a clam shell bucket.  The applicant would also like to add bed leveling/silt blade dredging and water injection dredging to the list of approved dredging methods for this proposed permit modification.  The applicant has also added the following approved disposal sites:  Houston Spoils LLC, Lost Lake, Peggy Lake, Spilman Island, Alexander Island, and Atkinson Island.  The applicant's proposed plans are attached on 5 sheets.