The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District has announced a $6.1 million funding that will go towards dredging of the Murrells Inlet federal channel.
The funding comes from the federal government’s Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) through which the government is supporting projects and activities that will help the nation address current and future water resources infrastructure needs.
According to the Corps, the funds for the dredging of Murrell’s Inlet channel, which is being used by vessels of various types including the commercial fishing industry, will be used in the 2022 fiscal year.
The project also includes beneficial use of the dredged material as the placement area for the material will be the southern tip of Garden City Beach.
Completion of this project is win-win for the community, providing for safe navigation at Murrells Inlet while also providing for storm damage risk reduction benefits from the placement of beach quality dredged material at Garden City Beach, concluded the Corps.