Town Creek, McClellanville, South Carolina.
Detailed project rept. on navigation.
CORPS OF ENGINEERS CHARLESTON SC CHARLESTON DISTRICT
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About 90 of the nearly 1-mile long natural Town Creek channel has depths less than those required for safe and unhindered operation of vessels having drafts of 3 feet or more. At critical shoals, the water depth at mean low water is around 6 feet. Conditions in the creek during April 1970 are shown on plate 1. Boats also experience difficulties when crossing the ocen bar that parallels the South Carolina coast. The controlling depth of the entrance channel over the ocean bar was 8 feet when surveyed by the National Ocean Survey formerly USCGS in 1963. The District Engineer recommends a Federal project at McClellanville, South Carolina, to provide a channel 10 feet deep and 80 feet wide from that depth in the Atlantic Intracostal Waterway AIWW, through Town Creek, to the mouth of Five Fathom Creek, and thence a project 12 feet deep and 100 feet wide to a like depth in the Atlantic Ocean. The project, with such modifications as the Chief of Engineers may deem desirable, will cost the Federal Government an estimated 166,600 for construction, exclusive of aids to navigation, and 24,900 annually for maintenance dredging, which will be done concurrently with the dredging of the AIWW.
- Civil Engineering