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FACT SHEET-Rondout Harbor, New York

Repairs to Dikes

Published Feb. 1, 2018

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 is used to transport approximately 10,000 tons of cargo annually, primarily aggregate.  The channel also is used by tour boats, fishing vessels and pleasure craft transiting to and from the city of Kingston, N.Y. waterfront wharfs.

STATUS: Significant deterioration of the dike system has occurred since last repairs were made in the 1990s.  Continued deterioration will cause adversely impacts to the Kingston lighthouse and will increase shoaling in the project channel. FY2016 and FY2017 available funds were used to perform a detailed structural condition assessment of the dikes and initiate environmental coordination, and perform engineering and design work to prioritize repair areas for future contract repairs. 

ISSUES: No funds are currently available to complete plans and specifications and award a construction contract to perform repairs.


CONTACT:     William Petronis, Operations Division, Albany Field Office, 518-273-0870


                        US Army Corps of Engineers, New York District

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                        Troy, New York 12180


                       Congressional District: NY #19




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