Archive: July, 2021
  • July

    Lt. Col. Andrew Johannes assumes command of Charleston District at ceremony July 16

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District welcomed its new, incoming commander at a change of command ceremony on Friday, July 16 at the Citadel Holliday Alumni Center.
  • A busy summer for Fort Jackson as one project finishes, two others get started

    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.
  • Charleston District, SCDNR add 32 acres of nesting habitat to Crab Bank this fall

    This spring, the Charleston District worked with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) to reevaluate the location of the placement site for the Crab Bank Restoration project slated to start later this year. Situated just off the banks of the Town of Mount Pleasant in Charleston Harbor, Crab Bank is a thin moon-slivered islet and designated seabird sanctuary historically used by threated native shorebirds for prime nesting grounds. Over the last several years, the island has gradually eroded due to hurricanes and other storms, diminishing the natural habitat, eliminating high nesting ground, and reducing bird populations.
  • Charleston peninsula study expands analysis, public engagement through next year

    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.
  • USACE regulators work to balance development with environmental protection

    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.
  • Historic number of dredges ready Charleston for future, larger ships

    The news is out: Charleston, S.C. is on track to have the deepest port on the east coast and harbor some of the world’s largest ships. Large container ships, even super-post-Panamax vessels like the 1300-foot-long CMA CGM Marco Polo which cruised into Charleston’s harbor this May during high tide, will soon have safe passage here at any tide, fully-loaded.