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Title: Seward, Alaska : Detailed Project Report and Final Environmental Impact Statement, Proposed Small Boat Harbor Navigational Improvements
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Alaska District.
Keywords: Seward (Alaska)--Harbors
Environmental protection
Environmental management
Publisher: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Alaska District.
Abstract: Seward is one of the leading commercial fishing ports on the Kenai Peninsula and depends primarily on its small boat fleet for its economic base. Sufficient harbor space is unavailable for the local fleet and as a result, unprotected vessels, docks, and expensive gear suffer damages and other economic losses. For this reason, full development of the fishery and recreation potential has not been realized. Various problems and needs relating to the development of an adequate small boat harbor were analyzed. This report concludes that the Nash Road site (Plan B) best meets the needs of the residents of Seward. Development of this site at the head of Resurrection Bay would involve installing a 1,400-foot-long south breakwater, a 2,800-foot-long west breakwater, and a 1,700-foot-long north silt barrier, creating approximately 30 acres of mooring basin dredged to varying depths of -10 to -16 feet MLLW. A 200-foot-wide entrance channel dredged to -18 feet MLLW would provide access to the harbor. This plan would provide moorage for 1,073 recreational and commercial craft, in addition to the 594 spaces provided by the existing harbor, resulting in a total moorage capacity of 1,667. The estimated annual benefits for Plan Bare $2,081,700 with average annual costs of $1,387,700; the benefit/cost ratio is estimated as 1.5. This project would have a first cost to the Federal government of $1,927,000 with $38,800 per year for annual maintenance. Nonfederal first cost for the harbor and facilities would be $16,410,900, yielding a total project cost of $18,495,900.
Description: Detailed Project Report and Environmental Impact Statement
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
Size: 341 pages / 15.01 MB
Types of Materials: PDF/A
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