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Ammunition Pier Project

Maps showing Anaheim Bay Navigation Changes

Update - New Civilian Boat Channel Opening

A new civilian boating channel through the Anaheim Bay opened to the public on January, 21, 2021.  With the new channel opened, the old channel has become part of the Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach restricted area and is now blocked off. 

Artist's rendering of finished ammunition pier project.

In December 2019 the Navy began construction on a project to build a replacement ammunition pier, associated waterfront facilities, causeway and public boating channel inside Anaheim Bay.  The project is scheduled to take at least five years to complete. 

Project Schedule (Subject to Change)

Schedule Status
  Mobilize   December 2019   Complete
  Rock Removal   December 2019 - Summer 2020   Complete
  Causeway Creation   Winter 2020 - Summer 2022   Underway
  North Mole Partial Removal    Spring 2020 - Fall 2020   Complete
  New Civilian Boat Channel   Spring 2020 - Winter 2021   Underway
  Inner Harbor Dredging   Spring 2020 - Summer 2021   Underway
  New Truck Turnaround Construction   Spring 2021 - Spring 2022   Planned
  New Inner Breakwater Construction   Summer 2021 - Spring 2022   Planned
  New Pier Construction   Summer 2022 - End 2024   Planned


Project Progress Map

Below is a aerial video of project construction to date.  It will be updated quarterly.  All images are simulated and meant to show general progress only.  Areas for equipment laydown, temporary storage of rock or earth and dune creation are not shown.  The last slide depicts an aerial view of the project upon completion.  Scenes from this video are not intended to be used for navigational purposes.

Background and Environmental Documentation

For more information on the project's background and environmental documentation please visit


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