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Bridgeport Connecticut Harbor Management Plan 2006

Bridgeport Connecticut Harbor Management Plan 2006

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Bridgeport Connecticut Harbor Management Plan January 2006
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CCIITTYYOOFFBBRRIIDDGGEEPPOORRTT,,CCOONNNNEECCTTIICCUUTT 
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January 29, 2006
Our Harbor, Our Future…” 
 
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Prepared by:Apex Environmental Inc.South Windsor, ConnecticutBoston, MassachusettsRockville, MarylandAndUrban Harbors InstituteBoston, MassachusettsPrepared for: The City of BridgeportHarbor Management Commissionc/o Bridgeport Harbormaster330 Water StreetBridgeport, CT 06604
January 29, 2006
 
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PREFACE ........................................................................................................................................................................... 6
 
1.0 INTRODUCTION ....................................................................................................................................................... 8
 
2.0 EXISTING HARBOR CONDITIONS .................................................................................................................. 12
 2.1 Existing Natural and Marine Resources .................................................................. 122.1.1 Geologic Setting ............................................................................................................ 122.1.2 Topography and Slope .................................................................................................. 132.1.3 Bluffs and Escarpments ................................................................................................ 132.1.4 Dunes, Beaches, and Parks ........................................................................................... 132.1.5 Shoreline Change-Sedimentation/Shoaling ................................................................. 142.1.6 Wind, Wave and Current Characteristics .................................................................... 142.1.7 Coastal Flood Hazard Areas ......................................................................................... 152.1.8 Intertidal Flats ................................................................................................................ 152.1.9 Tidal Wetlands ............................................................................................................... 162.1.10 Marine Sediments ....................................................................................................... 162.1.11 Water Quality .............................................................................................................. 172.1.12 Shellfish Resources ..................................................................................................... 192.1.13 Essential Fish Habitat .................................................................................................. 202.1.14 Fish Resources ............................................................................................................. 222.1.15 Wildlife Habitat ........................................................................................................... 232.1.16 Presence of Migrating Birds ....................................................................................... 242.2 Existing Infrastructure ............................................................................................. 252.2.1 Channels ......................................................................................................................... 252.2.2 Major Obstructions to Navigation ................................................................................ 272.2.3 Bridges ........................................................................................................................... 272.2.4 Boat Ramps .................................................................................................................... 292.2.5 Utilities ........................................................................................................................... 292.2.6 Fire Department Headquarters ..................................................................................... 312.2.7 Industrial Outfalls .......................................................................................................... 312.2.8 Municipal Landfill ......................................................................................................... 312.2.9 Anchorages .................................................................................................................... 322.2.10 Mooring Areas ............................................................................................................. 322.2.11 Turning Basin .............................................................................................................. 322.2.12 Transportation .............................................................................................................. 322.2.13 Power Plants ................................................................................................................ 332.3 Existing Development and Economic Activity ....................................................... 342.3.1 Western Black Rock Harbor (west and south of Ocean Terrace) and Ash Creek .... 352.3.2 Northern Black Rock Harbor and Cedar Creek (east of Ocean Terrace) .................. 362.3.3 Bridgeport Harbor ......................................................................................................... 392.3.4 Pequonnock River ......................................................................................................... 412.3.5 Yellow Mill Creek ......................................................................................................... 422.3.6 Johnson’s Creek ............................................................................................................ 422.4 Harbor Administration ............................................................................................ 452.4.1 Local Harbor Administration ....................................................................................... 452.4.2 State Harbor Administration ......................................................................................... 482.4.3 Federal Harbor Administration .................................................................................... 52
3.0 HARBOR MANAGEMENT AND WATER USE PLAN ................................................................................. 55
 

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