Kewaunee Harbor

Chicago District
Published Jan. 9, 2024
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Project Description and Background

This project is a deep draft harbor that primarily serves recreational users, but also supports transitory barge traffic. The project depth throughout the harbor is 20 feet.

There are approximately 6,874 feet of breakwater and pier structures and 5,500 feet of maintained channel. Dredged material is placed in the Kewaunee Confined Disposal Facility (CDF). Maintenance dredging of approximately 30,000 cubic yards is required on a 3- to 5-year cycle. The harbor was last dredged in 2019.

In FY23, the USACE floating plant will place armor stone at the most critical damaged segments of the north breakwater.

Current Status

Planned work includes operation and maintenance of existing structures, including breakwater repair, and development of a Dredged Material Management Plan (DMMP).

Project Authorization

Rivers and Harbors Acts of 1881, 1910, 1935, and 1960