Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. Feasibility Report. Deepening and Extending Channels for Navigation.
CORPS OF ENGINEERS CHARLESTON SC CHARLESTON DISTRICT
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This interim report presents the engineering, economic, and environmental studies conducted to determine the advisability of modifying the existing project in partial compliance to seven congressional resolutions. Various solutions to the problems and needs of continued harbor development were analyzed. Based on the results of this analysis and demonstrated interest by private industry and local authorities, it is concluded that the most feasible plan for satisfying future harbor needs consists of deepening the existing Charleston Harbor and Shipyard River channels. Minor channel widening and improving the anchorage and turning basins to commensurate depths with the channels will be provided. Therefore, it is recommended that the existing projects for Charleston Harbor and Shipyard River, South Carolina, be modified to provide for the construction and maintenance of a 40-foot and 38-foot Federal navigation project in Charleston Harbor Cooper River and Shipyard River, respectively, conditional to implementation of the Cooper River Rediversion Project. If the Cooper River Rediversion Project is delayed, it is recommended that the plan of improvement be reduced to 38 feet and 35 feet, respectively, for Charleston Harbor and Shipyard river during the interim period.
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