Navigation Notice: Gulf and Intracoastal Waterways

Freeport Harbor, Texas, Freeport Entrance and Jetty Channel
in Brazoria, County, Texas
Hopper Dredge

(Matagorda Ship Channel)


EFFECTIVE DATE: 01/20/2022 00:00 thru 02/11/2022 00:00 CST


The Dredge “Newport” (Manson Construction Co.) will begin dredging operations on approximately January 21st, 2022, in the Matagorda Ship Channel in the vicinity of the entrance channel. Contractor's related floating plant (survey boat) will be used in and around the work area.  Dredge will travel to ODMDS 1 for placement of material. Dredge material will be placed in ODMDS Area No. 1, located adjacent to the south-west side of the Matagorda Entrance Channel.

  • Mariners are urged to transit at their slowest safe speed to minimize wake and proceed with caution after passing arrangements have been made.
  • Dredging operations are continuous, 24 hrs, 7 days, unless otherwise noted.
  • Dredging operations expected completion February 11th, 2022.
  • Dredge monitor channel 13 and/or 16 on marine VHF radio, respective dredge should be contacted for coordination of passing and movement near operations.




Chris Frabotta
Chief, Operations Division
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Galveston District