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SWG-2003-01954 - Brownsville Navigation District - Cameron County -

Published Feb. 24, 2015
Expiration date: 3/26/2015

Full Public Notice    Project Plans

The applicant proposes to widen and deepen the existing pilot channel between Bahia Grande and the Brownsville Ship Channel, deposit dredged material in two new dredged material placement areas (DMPAs) to be constructed adjacent to the proposed main channel, and install riprap scour protection along portions of the main channel and the Bahia Grande shoreline.  Both mechanical and hydraulic dredging methods would be used.  The channel would be 2,200 feet long and increase from 34 feet wide to 250 feet wide at the top, 15 feet to 150 feet wide at the bottom, -3.25 feet mean sea level (MSL) to -9 feet MSL.  A temporary access route area would be utilized during construction and would require temporary dredging and/or fill of approximately 1 acre within Bahia Grande.  Upon construction completion, the access route would be returned to pre-construction contours.  The riprap scour protection would be permanently installed along approximately 400 feet in both directions from the SH 48 bridge, covering approximately 4.3 acres.   Dredging would occur in 13.24 acres of open water within the existing pilot channel, portions of the Brownsville Ship Channel, the Bahia Grande (includes temporary impacts to 2.31 acres of seagrasses and 0.45 acre of oysters), and 8.06 acres of special aquatic sites.  Approximately 220,000 cubic yards of material would be excavated from the existing pilot channel and adjacent land and placed into the DMPAs.  Placement of dredged material in the DMPAs would result in filling 22.32 acres of wetlands/tidal flats.  The DMPAs would be set back from the channel by 20 feet and would be approximately 300 feet wide, contained by temporary berms, and encompass approximately 28 acres.  The purpose of the project is to maximize tidal flow into and out of Bahia Grande.