Accession Number:

ADA196461

Title:

Gulfport Harbor, Mississippi Reevaluation Report

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

CORPS OF ENGINEERS MOBILE AL COASTAL SECTION

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

56.0

Abstract:

Gulfport Harbor is located in Harrison County, Mississippi on Mississippi Sound, about equidistant 80 miles from New Orleans, Louisiana, and Mobile, Alabama. The existing Federal channel at Gulfport is 32 feet deep by 300 feet wide and about 8 miles long across Ship Island Bar, 30 feet deep by 220 feet wide and about 11 miles long through Mississippi Sound to an anchorage basin at Gulfport Harbor. The anchorage basin is 30 feet deep, 1,320 feet wide and 2,640 feet long. The Federal project also includes a 26 acre commercial small boat harbor with an entrance channel that branches from the main ship channel. The entrance channel is 4,300 feet long and provides a navigation depth of 8 feet and a width of 100 feet. Deepening the existing Federal project at Gulfport Harbor was authorized. For this report, five channel configurations with increased depths ranging from 2 to 6 feet were evaluated. Along with these channel alternatives, the five disposal options which were considered in the 1976 feasibility report were reconsidered Open Water Disposal, Island Construction, Thin-Layer Deposition presently referred to as Thin-Layer Disposal, and Specially Designed Equipment now referred to as Gulf Disposal.

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE