US Army Corps of Engineers
Chicago District Website

Milwaukee Harbor, WI


Rivers & Harbors Acts of 30 Aug 1935, 2 Mar 1945, 14 Jul 1960, 23 Oct 1962


This project maintains depths of 30 feet in the approach channel, 28 feet in the entrance channel, 27 feet in a major portion of the south basin, 21 feet in the north basin. The project also provides for river channels with a depth of 27 feet in the Kinnickinnic and Milwaukee Rivers, lakeward of the first railway bridges on each river, a depth of 21 feet on the Menomonee River to 25th Street, the South Menomonee Canal to 13th Street, and Burnham Canal to 11th Street.  Over 21,000 feet of structures are maintained through this project, including breakwaters, piers and revetments.  The Milwaukee Confined Disposal Facility (CDF) is located within the harbor in the southwest corner. A new Dredged Material Disposal Facility was completed in 2012 on top of the old CDF.


The construction to place stone to repair the breakwater is being performed by the Corps’ floating plant this year.

Questions can be directed to the Public Affairs Office at (312) 846-5330, email at

Project Manager

Mike Nguyen