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Army Corps of Engineers receives money to renourish Folly Beach

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District has received money to renourish Folly Beach.

The Fiscal Year 2013 Work Plan was released Monday by the Office of Management and Budget and included $20.4 million for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District.

Along with the City of Folly Beach's 15-percent cost share, the funds received will allow the Charleston District to award a contract before the end of the fiscal year and begin construction in late-October.

The renourishment will place approximately 1.5 million cubic yards of sand back onto the 5.47 mile long federal project section of Folly Beach. It will take approximately seven months to complete.

According to a press release sent Tuesday, the project will not have any negative impact on the work currently being done by the Charleston County Parks and Recreation Commission and should tie in with that section of beach.

"We're excited that the work plan included funds to renourish Folly Beach," said Lt. Col. Ed Chamberlayne, Charleston District commander. "The community has been very active in working with the South Carolina delegation to let them know the importance of this project."

Also included in the FY13 Work Plan was $14.2 million for operations and maintenance of Charleston Harbor, $1.575 million for the Post 45 feasibility study, $4.5 million for the Cooper River Rediversion Project, and $875,000 for condition surveys in the federal waterways.

No funds were received for Georgetown Harbor or the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. The Charleston District will continue to coordinate with the sponsors of these projects to evaluate future possibilities. 

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