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Posted on: June 9, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Public Input Encouraged on Charleston Peninsula Coastal Flood Risk Management Study Overview

Coastal Flood Risk Management Study

The initial public review period for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District’s Charleston Peninsula Coastal Flood Risk Management Study Overview will close on Friday, June 19, 2020. Members of the public are encouraged to review the current draft feasibility report and environmental assessment, and provide feedback online (here) or by sending written comments to the Army Corps district office (Environmental & Planning Office, 69A Hagood Ave, Charleston, SC 29412) by June 19.

A second public comment period will be held in early 2021, and all citizen feedback provided will be addressed in the final report.

Review the Draft Feasibility Report and Environmental Assessment here.

Resources:

Visit the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District website here to learn more about the study and explore the following resources:

  • A workshop presentation with Charleston City Council, which provides a detailed overview of the project.
  • All project documents and frequently asked questions.
  • An Interactive Module, which provides detailed aspects of the selected plan, alternatives, history of peninsula flooding and more. For a full-screen experience, click here.
  • A message from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District commander, Lt. Col. Rachel Honderd.

Background:

In 2018, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District received $3 million in federal Emergency Supplemental Funding to study coastal storm impacts on the Charleston Peninsula and, in partnership with the City of Charleston and its stakeholders, develop an economically-viable, environmentally-sound solution that effectively mitigates long-term storm risks. The plan is preliminary and still requires several months of refinement. The plan also requires authorization and funding from Congress prior to possible implementation.

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