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FACT SHEET-Mattituck Harbor, NY

Federal Navigation Channel- Maintenance of Infrastructure and Stewardship

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District
Published Feb. 1, 2024

DESCRIPTION: This navigation asset is at tidal inlet located on the north shore of Long Island Sound, about 85 miles by water east of the Battery, New York City; and provides for a channel, 7 feet deep, 100 feet wide at the entrance and 80 feet wide thereafter, from the Long Island Sound, extending southward about 2 ¼ miles, to the Village of Mattituck, Town of Southold, Suffolk County, NY.  There are two riprap jetties at the channel entrance. The east jetty was completed in 1906 with a length of approximately 775 feet, and the west jetty was completed in 1938, with a length of approximately 1,100 feet.  The original navigation channel construction was completed in 1914. 

AUTHORIZATION: Rivers and Harbors Act of 1896 (29 Stat. 202), modified in 1935 (P.L. 74-409) and 1964.

COMMERCE: This asset serves as a Harbor of Refuge during severe storms.  The harbor also supports recreational boating, including several commercial marinas.

BACKGROUND:  In Fiscal Year (FY) 2014, the Mattituck Inlet Federal Navigation Channel was used as a sand source for a beach nourishment project when approximately 100,000 cubic yards (CY) of dredged sand was placed at Baillie Beach Park in Mattituck, NY.  Prior to that, channel was maintenance dredged in FY2004, when approximately 14,000 CY of dredged sand was beneficially used along the Baillie Beach Park shoreline.  During FY1996, a west jetty rehabilitation project was completed.

STATUS: During FY2024, funding will provide for commonly performed Operations & Maintenance (O&M) work including solicitation and award of a maintenance dredging contract that will be performed during Fall, monitoring of the channel shoaling conditions, coordination with the users and stakeholders and production of an annual hydrographic condition survey, and publication of the Controlling Depth Report on the District’s website below, is also scheduled for FY2024. https://www.nan.usace.army.mil/Missions/Navigation/Controlling-Depth-Reports/



William T. Bruno

Asset / Project Manager

P: (917) 790-8516

Email: William.Bruno@usace.army.mil

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District

26 Federal Plaza

New York, NY 10278  


District Area: NY #1