The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers FY19 Work Plan allocated $7.95 million to the Port of Redwood City for channel dredging.
“The funding of the channel dredging and federal investment into our region is great news for the Port of Redwood City, providing certainty that the Port continues to secure and expand maritime activities in the future,” Lorianna Kastrop said, port commission chair. “This project is significant to the economic health of the Silicon Valley region, notably the construction industry as the Port supplies construction materials to fuel construction needs locally. Additionally, dredging also supports personal water recreation use in and around the Redwood Creek Channel. We thank the United States Army Corps of Engineers and our Congressional delegation, including Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris, and Congresswoman Jackie Speier, for their continued leadership and focus on the port’s strategic long-term priorities to help further our position as a leading west-coast foreign trade agency.”
The Port of Redwood City is the only deep-water port in the South San Francisco Bay, with a channel depth of 30 feet mean lower low water (MLLW), offering three deep-water berths and five wharves to support international foreign trade and maritime activities of the Silicon Valley region and west coast of the United States.