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Alaska Regional Ports

More than 125 representatives from local, state and federal government agencies, private transportation businesses and tribal entities responded to an invitation from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Alaska District to look together at the future of Alaska's ports and harbors during a conference in Anchorage Jan. 10-11, 2008.

Nearly two years later, more than 150 stakeholders from across the state met to discuss agency process, review findings of the 2010 Alaska Regional Ports Study and develop criteria for a statewide investment approach for Alaska's ports and harbors at a conference Nov. 18, 2010.

Taking the next step, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Alaska District and Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities were host of an Arctic Deep-Draft Ports Planning Charrette May 16-17, 2011. The goal of the meeting was to start the process of joint planning for U.S. Arctic ports in Alaska, responding to the opportunity of study funding through the state of Alaska.

The draft integrated feasibility study and environmental assessment and finding of no significant impact is now ready for public and agency review.

Alaska Deep Draft Arctic Port Study

The tentatively selected plan in the draft report is to deepen Nome Harbor to minus 28 feet MLLW through dredging and extending the existing causeway a total of 2,150 feet with an additional 450-foot dock.

Please submit your comments to the project development team at AKregports@usace.army.mil by March 23, 2015. FAQs (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard)

Documents

Documents incorporated by reference:

    Alaska Deep Draft Arctic Port Study

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Alaska District and Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities partnered to study locations for an enhanced Alaska Deep-Draft Arctic Ports System.  

    Recommended in this report is an initial feasibility level study of the Nome/Port Clarence region to support vessel traffic and economic development in the Arctic. All 14 candidate sites noted in the study could benefit from enhanced marine infrastructure. Though Nome/Port Clarence will be the focus of this study going forward, additional sites could be evaluated independently or as funding becomes available.

    (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard) 

    Documents

    Alaska Deep Draft Arctic Ports Study March 2013 

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