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Charleston District Website

In partnership with South Carolina Ports Authority, the project sponsor, and countless others, today Charleston District is deepening the harbor to a historic depth of 52 feet, giving Charleston the deepest harbor on the east coast. The new depth — achieved by the end of next year — will also enable the world's largest ships safe passage into Charleston any time, at any tide.
The Charleston District is celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2021. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers presence in Charleston started in 1821 with the first projects and a permanent office was established in 1871. Learn more about the history of the Charleston District and our plans for this year.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District welcomed its new, incoming commander, Lt. Col. Andrew Johannes, at a change of command ceremony Friday, July 16. Johannes is the District’s 89th commander.
It will be an active summer at Fort Jackson, as a major Charleston District construction project finishes and two others get started. The completion of the Semmes Lake Dam will mark the end to a milestone project that has been in the works since 2015. At the same time, the mobilization of the teams constructing Basic Training Complex Four Phase Two and Reception Complex Phase One will set new projects in motion for the base.
While many people may know the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District because of their numerous civil works projects and community involvement, another division with a great impact on the area is the Regulatory Division. The Regulatory Division supports economic development and the creation of jobs, while also committing to no net loss of aquatic resources.
The Charleston Peninsula Coastal Flood Risk Management Study, which investigates the effects and risks of storm surge flooding on the Charleston peninsula, transitioned from an Environmental Assessment to an Environmental Impact Statement earlier this spring.
In order to improve efficiencies, the Charleston District Regulatory Program has implemented paperless/electronic files as a primary means of accepting project submittals and issuing final agency action. Find out more and how to contact your local office.

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Welcome to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Charleston District's website. Here you'll find a wealth of information concerning our mission areas, how to conduct business with the Corps, locations, photos, projects and news. To help you locate items of interest, we've included a list below of the most frequently requested topics. Click on the graphic icons to learn more.


GIS Portal  St. Stephen Fish Lift and Powerhouse


Regulatory Division Wetland Display
Wetland Delineation with Citadel
Fort Jackson Blueprints
Interagency Teams Post 45
Fort Jackson Construction
Beach Renourishment
DLA Tank
OCO Teamwork
MSC Rita
VA Ribbon Cutting
St. Stephen Powerhouse
Cooper River Rediversion Sign
Survey Vessel Evans
Regulatory Outreach