USA: Folly Beach to Receive New Sand in October

The Fiscal Year 2013 Work Plan was released in June by the Office of Management and Budget and included $20.4 million for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District, to perform a beach renourishment at Folly Beach; the first since 2005.

The funds received, along with the City of Folly Beach’s 15 percent cost share, will allow the District to award a contract before the end of the fiscal year and begin construction in late-October.

The renourishment will place approximately 1.5 million cubic yards of sand onto the 5.47 mile long federal project section of Folly Beach. This section begins at the boundary of Folly Beach County Park and ends just past the last public beach access point. The project will not have any negative impact on the work recently finished by the Charleston County Parks and Recreation Commission and will tie in nicely with that section of beach.

Folly Beach

The Folly Beach renourishment was one of the big projects I was looking forward to when beginning my command,” said Lt. Col. John Litz, Charleston District commander. “The local community has been very active in working with the South Carolina delegation to let them know the importance of this project.”

Renourishing Folly Beach boils down to protecting infrastructure and property. With the natural erosion that occurs, the sand gets washed out to sea and the tide gradually moves closer and closer to homes. As erosion gets closer to homes and infrastructure, they become more vulnerable to damage from storms. By renourishing the beach, the shoreline will be much wider and will offer more protection from storm-related erosion.

The beach renourishment will take approximately seven months to complete. By beginning the work in late October, the District will minimize any potential impacts to both turtle and tourism seasons.

Press Release, September 10, 2013

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Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

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