To responsibly manage, advocate for and improve the ship channel and navigable waters of Jefferson County to enhance the economy, environment and quality of life in Southeast Texas.
As a political subdivision of Texas, the SNND responsibly and effectively:
The lifeline that drives the economies of Southeast Texas
The Sabine-Neches Waterway, or the ship channel, is a “highway” through which more than 192 million tons of cargo is transported each year.
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What does the Sabine-Neches Navigation District do?
The SNND is a political subdivision of the state of Texas and has operated in Jefferson Country for over 100 years. The SNND is responsible for managing, advocating for and sustaining the navigable waters of Jefferson County, Texas to improve the economy, environment and quality of life in southeast Texas.
With 57 miles of deep draft channel, The Sabine-Neches Waterway is the longest federal deep-draft ship channel on the Texas Gulf Coast. It is home to two strategic commercial military seaports and more than 50 United States Coast Guard regulated waterfront facilities.
What is the Sabine-Neches Waterway Channel Improvement Project?
The Channel Improvement Project – or “Deepening Project” – is a federally authorized and funded project currently under construction to deepen the Sabine-Neches Waterway from 40 feet to 48 feet. The deepening project will generate widespread economic benefits for the local region, state, and nation, including billions in economic gains, billions in taxes, and tens of thousands of new jobs. You can learn more about the Deepening Project here.