Oakland Harbor Navigation Improvements, 50’ Deepening Project Phase 3E

Oakland, CA

Project Features

  • Hydraulic and clamshell dredging
  • Over 6.5 million cubic yards dredged
  • A portion of dredge materials used for the Oakland Middle Harbor Enhancement Area
  • Over 5 million cubic yards of dredge material deposited for beneficial reuse at the Hamilton Army Airfield Wetlands Restoration Project (HWRP)
  • Material was pumped up to seven miles to the HWRP site using a series of pumps
  • At the HWRP, 547 acres of planned habitats including tidal wetlands, seasonal wetlands, upland ponds, upland grasslands, tidal ponds, a wildlife corridor, an intertidal channel and a mudflat area

Project Purpose

The purpose of this project was to deepen the federal channels of the Oakland Harbor and Port-maintained berths from -42’ to depths of -50’. Dredge spoils were used to create environmental enhancement and wetland habitats.