• Lt. Col. Robert Nahabedian assumes command as the USACE Charleston District’s 90th District Engineer and commander

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District welcomed its 90th commander today at a change of command ceremony. Lt. Col. Robert Nahabedian assumed command from Lt. Col. Andrew Johannes.
  • Charleston District, Horry County Host Public Input Meetings for Waccamaw River Flood Risk Management Study

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District and Horry County are hosting three public meetings to solicit public input as they consider flood risk reduction measures for flood impacts along the Waccamaw River and its tributaries.
  • USACE, Charleston Agreement Signing Begins MUSC Pump Station Upfit

     On March 3, 2023, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Charleston District and the city of Charleston
  • Charleston District Receives Supplemental Funding for Storm Risk Management Projects

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District, has just been allocated $97 million dollars in supplemental funding from The Disaster Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2023, to repair damages to several South Carolina federal beach projects after recent coastal storm events. These projects will be 100% federally funded, with no cost to the sponsor. The funding for these projects will allow for the design and repair of the federal projects at Myrtle Beach, Folly Beach, and Pawleys Island.
  • Charleston District and Town of Edisto Beach Sign Project Partnership Agreement for Edisto Beach Coastal Storm Risk Management Project

    On February 27, 2023, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Charleston District and the Town of Edisto Beach signed a Project Partnership Agreement for the construction of the Edisto Beach Coastal Storm Risk Management Project. The goal of the project is to reduce the risk of coastal storm damages to buildings and infrastructure in the Town of Edisto Beach, which the town has indicated is the most significant problem facing the study area now and over the next 50 years.
  • Charleston District and Dorchester County Sign Agreement to Restore Polk Swamp

    On February 15, 2023, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District and Dorchester County signed a Project Partnership Agreement to design and restore approximately 290 acres of bottomland hardwood forest in Polk Swamp to a more natural condition.
  • Army Corps’ Regulatory Division refines process to emphasize core mission, efficient permit application review

    The Regulatory Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District is refining its process to emphasize review of Department of the Army (DA) permit applications and requests associated with pending DA permit applications beginning April 22, 2022. As of today, requests not associated with a DA permit application, including standalone jurisdictional determinations (JDs) and delineation concurrences (DCs), will still be accepted, but the review and processing of such standalone requests will be based on available resources, resulting in extended timelines for processing. Additionally, in-house wetland delineations conducted by the Corps will generally only be performed for small tracts (i.e., one acre or less) on a case-by-case basis and as time allows.
  • Charleston District’s Civil Works Program for Fiscal Year 2023 & additional IIJA funding

    The White House released the President’s Budget for fiscal year 2023, which included $46.3 million for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Charleston District’s Civil Works program. This budget represents a continued investment in the nation’s water resources infrastructure and in the mitigation and reduction of impacts due to flooding. Separate from projects identified in the President’s Budget for next fiscal year, the Charleston District will also receive an additional $5.5 million from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) signed last year by President Biden on Nov. 15, 2021.
  • Commentary: What comes next as Charleston storm surge study nears completion

    As the Army Corps of Engineers’ Charleston District wraps up the feasibility study on reducing the risk from coastal storm surge to the Charleston peninsula, I not only applaud the study team and the city of Charleston for confronting a coastal challenge as formidable — and indeed inevitable — as storm surge inundation, but I also thank members of the greater Charleston public for their input and involvement as resolute stewards of this beautiful community.
  • U.S Army Corps of Engineers Charleston District Receives IIJA Funding

    On Nov. 15, 2021, President Biden signed into law the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). The Act provides $17.1 billion for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) Civil Works programs, projects and activities that will help the nation address current and future water resources infrastructure needs.