Charleston Peninsula Coastal Storm Risk Management Project

The Charleston Peninsula Coastal Storm Risk Management Project is a federal project investigating coastal storm impacts on the Charleston peninsula and — in partnership with the City of Charleston and its stakeholders — exploring effective, economically-viable and environmentally-sound solutions to mitigate risks and build enduring coastal storm resiliency.

This project began in 2018 with a four-year feasibility study. The study concluded with the submission of a final detailed report to Congress in the summer of 2022. The study was 100 percent federally-funded through the Emergency Supplemental funds appropriated by Congress. 

The project is now moving to its second phase, Preconstruction, Engineering and Design (PED). The FY23 Omnibus appropriated initial funding by Congress to begin activities in the PED phase. The Water Resources Development Act of 2022 provided authorization for the project to be carried out into subsequent phases in accordance with the Chief’s Report and Final Feasibility Report/Environmental Impact Statement. The PED phase may only be initiated once a Design Agreement (DA) has been executed by USACE and the City of Charleston.

Click here for more details of the Feasibility Study.

Click here for more details of the Preconstruction, Engineering and Design.