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Title: Miami Harbor, Miami-Dade County, Florida Navigation Study : Final General Reevaluation Report And Environmental Impact Statement
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Jacksonville District.
Keywords: Port of Miami (Fla.)
Inland navigation
Issue Date: Feb-2004
Publisher: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Jacksonville District.
Abstract: This report provides the results of engineering, economic, environmental, and real estate studies conducted on the advisability of improving Miami Harbor, Florida, for navigation. The Port of Miami, Miami-Dade County Seaport Department, the sponsor, requested the original study through a resolution from the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the United States House of Representatives with an additional request in the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill of 1999 to initiate a general reevaluation report to determine the feasibility of further port deepening. The general reevaluation report examines potential widening and deepening of the existing Federal system of channels. The following problems with the existing channel necessitated this reevaluation: the groundings of container ships at the entrance channel; difficulty in turning and handling of larger vessels in the inner harbor due to difficult currents; surge effects on docked ships; and transportation inefficiencies due to existing and future container ships not being able to fully load as a result of current channel depths.
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