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FACT SHEET-Rondout Harbor, New York

Repairs to Dikes

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District
Published Dec. 20, 2023

DESCRIPTION: The project consists of a channel, 14 feet deep, 100 feet wide, from deep water in the Hudson River to the Route 9W Highway Bridge 1.3 miles above the mouth, thence 12 feet deep, 100 feet wide to 3.5 miles above the mouth, with widening at bends.  The project also includes two parallel channel dikes along the entrance channel to the creek approximately 350 feet apart and a branch dike extending northward from the downstream end of the north channel dike parallel to the flow of the Hudson River.

AUTHORIZATION: The project was adopted in 1872 and modified in 1935 and 1965.  

COMMERCE: The channel provides nautical access to Kingston's Rondout-West Strand Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  The channel is primarily used by large recreational vessels, fishermen and tour boats.

BACKGROUND:  FY2016 and FY2017 funds were used to perform a detailed structural condition assessment of the dikes, initiate environmental coordination, and perform engineering design work to prioritize areas for potential contract repairs in the future.  FY2019 and FY2020 funds were used to perform condition surveys of the project channel.    

STATUS: Project caretaker funds are used to perform as-needed work, including project condition surveys and minor channel maintenance activities.  No funds are currently available for needed maintenance of channel dikes. 


Devon Hinds
Engineer Technician
P: (518) 273-0870
Email: devon.hinds@usace.army.mil
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District
Albany Field Office                 
1 Bond Street                      
Troy, NY 12180