Accession Number : ADA954481

Title :   Literature Search for the Corps of Engineers' Murrell's Inlet Navigation Project. Revision,

Corporate Author : SOUTH CAROLINA UNIV COLUMBIA INST OF ARCHEOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Wright,N. O. , Jr. ; Albright,A. B.

Report Date : JUL 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : The purpose of the Murrell's Inlet Navigation Project is to provide a safe permanent channel for vessels from the open ocean to the village of Murrell's Inlet. This is felt to be necessary because of the large amount of sand migration in the vicinity of the Inlet that often leads to an almost total closing of the Inlet. The project will be carried out by deepening the inner channel that lies in the center of Main Creek, dredging a small auxiliary channel, and dredging an entrance channel connecting the inner channel to the sea, out to the 10' contour mean low water. The objective of the literature search was to determine if there was a reasonable chance that terrestrial or underwater sites of historic or archeological interest might be located in the designated dredging or spoils dumping areas as detailed in the Corps of Engineer's Environmental Impact Preliminary Statement in order to provide sufficient information to plan the nature and extent of field investigation if it is warranted.

Descriptors :   ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, AUXILIARY, CHANNELS, DREDGING, EARTH(PLANET), ENGINEERS, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, INLETS, LITERATURE SURVEYS, MIGRATION, NAVIGATION, OCEANS, OPEN WATER, PLANNING, SAFETY, SAND, SITES, UNDERWATER, VILLAGES

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE