Ventura Inner Harbor Dredging - Two Locations

The work consists of dredging and placement of inner harbor sediment from two locations within the inner harbor. The contractor may select any method that is permissible under the Ventura Port District’s Dredging permits.


Bidding Closed

Prebid Date1/16/24 1:00pm

Bid Date1/30/24 1:00pm

Company & Contacts

Ventura Port District
Jessica Rauch  
(805) 864-2741


The work to be constructed hereunder is located in two areas within the Ventura Harbor’s inner harbor area, approximately one-half mile north of the Santa Clara River and westerly of Harbor Boulevard in the City of San Buenaventura.


This Clean Water Act (CWA) section 401 Water Quality Certification action and Order (Order) is

issued at the request of Ventura Port District (hereinafter Permittee or Port District) for the Project.

This Order is for the purpose described in the application and supplemental information submitted

by the Permittee. The application was received on October 31, 2022. The application was deemed

complete on December 14, 2022.

The Applicant submitted a certification request as defined by 40 CFR section 121.5 concurrently to

the Los Angeles Water Board and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) on October 31, 2022.

In response to the certification request, the Corps provided a reasonable period as defined by 40

CFR 121.6 for the Water Board to act on the request by March 14, 2022. As of the effective date of

the Order, the certification under CWA section 401 had not been waived.

Public Notice.

The Los Angeles Water Board provided public notice of the application pursuant to California Code

of Regulations, title 23, section 3858 from January 27, 2022, to the effective date of the Order. The

Los Angeles Water Board did not receive any comments during the comment period.

Project Purpose.

The Project purpose is to maintain adequate depths within the Ventura Harbor channels to provide

for safe navigation.

Project Description.

The Port District will perform maintenance dredging in two main areas—the inner harbor and outer

harbor. The inner harbor will be dredged once per year and up to 100,000 cubic yards may be

removed. The outer harbor dredging project will require removal of up to 600,000 cubic yards per

year and up to 3,500,000 cubic yards of material over five years and will be conducted only if the US

Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) does not complete their operations. This will include as much as

55.4 acres.