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Title: Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Assessment for Coastal Storm Risk Management : Folly Beach, Charleston County, South Carolina
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Wilmington District
Keywords: Flood control
Environmental management
Environmental protection
Folly Beach (S.C.)
Publisher: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Wilmington District.
Abstract: The purpose of this study is to evaluate Coastal Storm Risk Management along Folly Beach, a barrier island approximately 5.9 miles long located on South Carolina’s central coast in Charleston County. The Coastal Storm Risk Management study is a 100% federally-funded effort, with the City of Folly Beach as the non-Federal study partner. The City of Folly Beach would be the project sponsor. Project Delivery Team (PDT) representatives included participants of federal and local governments in the effort to identify the most cost-effective, publicly acceptable, environmentally acceptable, and technically sound alternative to reduce storm damage and associated risks along the project shoreline. This study identified coastal storm risks on Folly Beach, inventoried opportunities for addressing these problems, assessed planning constraints that could impact plan formulation, and analyzed alternatives. This analysis identified the National Economic Development (NED) plan, which is the plan that maximizes net benefits to the nation through reduction of future storm damages. Additionally, a prior United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) study—completed pursuant to Section 111 of the River and Harbor Act of 1968 (Section 111)—determined that federal navigation works at Charleston Harbor are responsible for much of the erosion along Folly Beach. As a result, Section 111 mitigation measures are included within this study’s Recommended Plan.
Description: Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Assessment
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
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