Calumet Harbor Dredging

Chicago District
Published Jan. 9, 2024

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Project Description and Background

A Dredged Material Management Plan (DMMP) was approved in September 2020 that identified vertical expansion of the current facility as the lowest cost, environmentally acceptable alternative for managing dredged sediment for the next 20 years.

A contract was awarded in September 2022 to vertically expand the current confined disposal facility (CDF) to provide required capacity for the next 20 years of dredging. The expanded facility would confine a total of 1,030,000 cubic yards of sediment.

Review Plan for Calumet Harbor Beneficial Use of Dredged Material 


Current Status

The construction of the vertical expansion will begin in spring 2023.

Design of a new dock for dredged material management will be completed in 2024. 

Project Authorization

Rivers and Harbors Acts of 1899, 1902, 1930, 1935, 1945, 1960, 1962 & 1965

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