Federal Channel (Entrance) Dredging -- 2012-13 Season
Entrance dredging for the 2012-13 season commenced on December 3, 2012, and will continue through April 30, 2013. The typical dredging schedule is Mondays through Thursdays.
Disposal of sandy entrance material will be accomplished using a combination of onshore disposal, and offshore disposal.
Contact the harbormaster's office via VHF radio on channel 9, or via telephone at (831) 475-6161 with any questions about entrance dredging and current channel conditions.
Learn why seasonal dredging of the Santa Cruz Harbor is necessary, how it is done, and its effect on the environment.
North Harbor Dredging - October - November 2012
The first phase of north harbor dredging ended in mid-November 2012. Entrance conditions allowing, the crew may be mobilized to complete this operation prior to close of the permit window on February 28, 2013. If not completed within this window, north harbor dredging will be delayed to the 2013-14 season.
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