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Corps to discuss Alaska Deep-Draft Arctic Port System Study April 16 in Nome


April 06, 2015
Monday PM

(SitNews) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Alaska District and the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities will present findings on the Tentatively Selected Plan for the Alaska Deep-Draft Arctic Port System Study.

The meeting is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. April 16 at St. Joseph’s Church in Nome.

The Tentatively Selected Plan calls for expanding the Port of Nome by extending the causeway 2,150 feet, adding another 450-dock, and dredging a channel and turning basin to minus 28-feet mean lower low water, or MLLW. The draft report is an integrated feasibility and environmental assessment study. Included with the report are several appendixes documenting the study findings for hydraulics and hydrology, economics, cost engineering and real estate.

If you have additional questions about the study, please submit them to the Alaska Regional Ports email address at The comment period for the draft report ended March 23, but the Corps will continue to accept comments.



Edited by Mary Kauffman, SitNews


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