The Charleston Peninsula Coastal Flood Risk Management Study is a three-year, $3 million, federal feasibility study that investigates coastal storm impacts on the Charleston peninsula. In partnership with the City of Charleston and its stakeholders, the study also explores economically-viable and environmentally-sound solutions to mitigate coastal storm risks. The feasibility study began in 2018 and is 100 percent federally funded through Emergency Supplemental Funding.
In April 2020, the Army Corps published a draft report outlining the study's findings. Over the next several months, the study will examine all public comments, conduct more analysis and continue refining the plan. In early 2021, the study will offer a second comment period to provide the public an opportunity to weigh-in on updated aspects of the plan. The ultimate purpose of this 3x3x3 feasibility study is to determine whether or not there is a federal interest in a storm surge solution on the peninsula and, if so, outline a project recommendation. The plan also requires authorization and funding from Congress, among other requirements, prior to initiating design analysis and possible implementation.
- Draft Report: The draft report and appendices are under "Project Documents."
- FAQs: To see the most current FAQs, scroll down to "Frequently Asked Questions" section. To view all FAQs, open the Charleston Peninsula Study FAQs.
- Public Workshop: The City of Charleston held a public workshop for City Council members May 21, 2020. Watch the full event below.
- Study Presentation: The study team created an interactive site to help visually describe the selected plan, alternatives,, history of peninsula flooring and more.
To contact the Charleston Peninsula Study project manager, send an email here.