USA: BOEM, Corps Partner to Restore Folly Beach

BOEM, Corps Partner to Restore Folly Beach

As part of President Obama’s continuing commitment to help protect and restore coastal areas, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced an agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District, and the City of Folly Beach, South Carolina, for the noncompetitive use of Outer Continental Shelf sand.

The project will restore sand lost to erosion within the federally authorized shore protection project at Folly Beach. The erosion is the result of storm waves and tides, largely from Hurricanes Irene in 2011 and Sandy in 2012.

The project will excavate up to 850,000 cubic yards of sand from two areas located in federal waters approximately 3.7 mi and 4.1 mi, respectively, offshore of Charleston County, SC, for placement along approximately five miles of Atlantic shoreline.

Dredging operations using sand sources in South Carolina state waters have already begun and operations to move sand in federal water are expected to begin shortly. The Charleston District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers anticipates the project will take from two to three months to complete.

BOEM manages non-energy minerals and sediment obtained from the ocean floor, including OCS sand used for coastal restoration and protection. BOEM has the authority to convey, on a noncompetitive basis, the rights to OCS sand, gravel, or shell resources for shore protection; beach or wetlands restoration projects; or use in construction projects funded in whole or part or authorized by the federal government.

In cooperation with other federal agencies, BOEM conducts extensive technical and environmental reviews of projects so that any potential adverse impacts on the marine, coastal, and human environments are avoided or minimized.

BOEM has already conveyed the rights to about 77 million cubic yards of OCS sand for 42 coastal restoration projects in six states. These projects have resulted in the restoration of more than 230 miles of the nation’s coastline, protecting billions of dollars of infrastructure as well as important ecological habitat.

Press Release, April 11, 2014

Share this article

Follow Dredging Today

Events>

<< Jul 2016 >>
MTWTFSS
27 28 29 30 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31

19th International River Symposium

19th International Riversymposium addresses one of the key challenges of the 21st century: how can they best manage their rivers to meet…

read more >

71st SWCS International Annual Conference

The conference will offer unique opportunities to showcase conservation efforts in both the uplands and bottomlands of great rivers and their…

read more >

6th Dredging & Land Reclamation Asia Summit 2016

“Equip Global’s 6th Dredging & Land Reclamation Asia Summit 2016 is a crucial hub to be had not only port operators, port authorities, but also urban development project managers to learn and share their practices in overcoming the unique challenges we face in Asian regions, whether it be addressing novel issues that experienced project managers need to be aware of in calculating the risks of urban dredging, or hearing from younger South East Asian port operators about their solutions to conventionally existing challenges that younger port operators”

More Info

read more >

ISP-IDFC 2016

The combined conference will focus towards enhancing the ports capabilities by doing the integration of our major and minor ports across…

read more >

Jobs>

Hydrographic Surveyor

Gahagan & Bryant Associates, Inc. (GBA) is posting the following career opportunity in their Houston, TX and Baltimore, MD and Tampa, FL offices....

apply

Dredge Masters, Engineers and Superintendent\\\\\\\'s Urgently Required!

Flagship Management is working with a number of leading international marine and dredging organizations and require the following candidates for a range of global projects...

apply

Design Engineer Standard Cutter Suction Dredgers

As a Design Engineer you will be involved in the concept, basic and detail design of Cutter Suction Dredgers...

apply