Army Corps of Engineers flood study to begin soon on Charleston peninsula

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A $3 million flood study will begin soon on the Charleston peninsula.

On Tuesday night, Charleston City Council approved an agreement to begin the study that will be led and fully funded by the Army Corps of Engineers.

The goal of the study to identify some possible actions the city could take to protect it from flooding.

“Flooding is probably the existential threat that we face in Charleston with changing weather patterns and the way things are changing in the world,” said Mark Wilbert, the Chief Resilience Officer for the City of Charleston. “This just couldn’t be coming at a better time.”

The study is expected to last about three years.

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