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Maintenance Dredging – North Germantown Reach

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DESCRIPTION:  The project provided for a channel 600 feet wide, New York City to Kingston, thence 400 feet wide to 2,200 feet south of the Mall (Dunn) Bridge at Albany with turning basin at Albany and anchorages near Hudson and Stuyvesant, all with depths of 32 feet in soft material and 34 feet in rock; thence 27 feet deep and 400 feet wide, 900 feet south of the Mall (Dunn) Bridge; thence 14 feet deep and generally 400 feet wide to the Federal Lock at Troy; and thence 14 feet deep, 200 feet wide, to the southern limit of the State Barge Canal at Waterford; with widening at bends and widening in front of the cities of Troy and Albany to form harbors 12 feet deep.  Length – (NYC to Waterford) about 155 miles.  The project included removal of the State Dam at Troy and construction of a new lock and dam at Troy about 2.5 miles below Waterford.  The project construction is complete.

AUTHORIZATION:   Adopted 1910 to 1930, modified 1934, 1935, 1938 and 1954. 

STATUS: $7,150,000 is required for FY2018 to perform annual project condition hydrographic surveys and channel maintenance activities from Waterford, NY to Kingston, NY; complete environmental coordination and engineering and design work: and award a fully funded FY2018/2019 Hudson River Channel maintenance dredging contract.

FY2017 funds are being used to perform Supervision & Administration activities for the on-going 2016/2017 maintenance dredging contract of the Hudson River at the Port of Albany Turning Basin (approximately RM 143) and Reach 9 at Staats Point (approximately RM 138). This contract commenced during the fourth quarter of FY2016 and is scheduled to be completed in the fourth quarter of FY2017. FY2017 funds are also being used to perform annual channel maintenance activities, surveying and sediment sampling and testing for proposed FY2018/2109 maintenance dredging. 

FUNDING:  Estimated annual federal cost $7,150,000.


Robert D. Berrian, Project Engineer
Phone: (518) 273-0870

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, Albany Field Office
1 Bond Street
Troy, NY 12180



Current as of February 2017