US Army Corps of Engineers
Philadelphia District & Marine Design Center

Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, PA

Published Dec. 20, 2012
Schuylkill River Project Index Map

Schuylkill River Project Index Map

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS: PA-3, 5

APPROPRIATION / PHASE: Operation & Maintenance, General

BUSINESS PROGRAM: Navigation

LOCATION:  Schuylkill River

DESCRIPTION: The project was authorized 8 August 1917 (HD 1270, 64th Congress, 1st Session) and modified 3 July 1930 (R&H Committee Document 40, 71st Congress, 2nd Session) and 24 July 1946 (HD 699, 79th Congress, 2nd Session).The project provides for a channel 6.5 miles long with depths of 22', 26', and 33' and widths of 200', 300', and 400'. Funds enable maintenance dredging within the 33-foot segment of the channel. Material is pumped directly to an upland disposal are by a cutter-head pipeline dredge.

COMMENTS: The Lower Schuylkill River provides navigation access to multiple refineries and chemical plants.  The commodities include oil, gasoline and other chemical products. 

PROJECT MANAGER: Tim Rooney