Crab Bank restoration before and after photos

Last September, the Army Corps’ Charleston District started restoring the Crab Bank Seabird Sanctuary in Charleston Harbor.

Only a few weeks after, in November, the project was finished and 32 acres of prime nesting habitat had been created for shorebirds.

For the restoration of Crab Bank, Norfolk Dredging used approximately 660,000 cubic yards of compatible material from the Charleston Harbor Deepening “Post 45” project.

Located in Charleston Harbor between the tip of Sullivan’s Island and Patriots Point, the restored Crab Bank will provide prime nesting habitat above mean high water that will benefit a wide variety of nesting and migrating seabird species.

Take a look at some before and after photos showing the growth of the island over three months.

Photo: Norfolk Dredging