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Corps seeking public comments on Elim Subsistence Harbor Report

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Alaska District
Published April 27, 2020
Updated: April 27, 2020

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District prepared a draft integrated feasibility report and environmental assessment on the proposed navigation improvements at Elim, about 90 miles east of Nome.

The proposed project and preliminary analysis of potential environmental impacts are described in the draft report, which is being submitted to elicit public review and comment on the Corps’ recommendation to dredge an access channel from about -12 feet mean lower low water extending to a barge landing and dock located at -12 feet MLLW, a mooring area at -9 feet mean lower low water, and a boat launch. The access channel will be outside of wave protection, but the barge landing, dock, mooring area, and boat launch will be inside of breakwaters providing about 6.2 acres of interior basin/channel. This effort would remove about 160,000 cubic yards of material.

The report will be available for 30 days until May 28. It may be viewed on the Alaska District’s website at: On that webpage, look under “Documents Available for Public Review” and expand the Civil Works link.

Comments may be submitted to the address below or via email to:


U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Alaska District


Post Office Box 6898 Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska 99506-0898

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John Budnik

Release no. 20-033