The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District, is receiving written comments on the proposed maintenance dredging of the Shelter Cove Marina, Hilton Head Island, SC.
According to the Corps, an application has been submitted by the Shelter Cove Marina/Greenwood Communities and Resorts for a permit to perform maintenance dredging of the entrance channel and marina basin.
In detail, the applicant requested authorization under a ten-year maintenance permit to perform an initial, limited dredging of the marina basin that would utilize the remaining capacity of their existing upland confined disposal facility (CDF).
The proposed dredging of the entrance channel and a marina basin at Shelter Cove Marina calls for the removal of approximately 29,000 cubic yards of sediment. Following the completion of the project, the entrance channel would be -5 ft MLLW deep.
Future maintenance efforts (to be performed under this same authorization) will involve hydraulically dredging approximately 70,000 cubic yards of the marina basin and entrance channel to its originally permitted depth of -9 MLLW.
The deadline for sending written comments on the proposed work is Thursday, February 23, 2017.