Accession Number : ADA954636

Title :   Town Creek, McClellanville, South Carolina.

Descriptive Note : Detailed project rept. on navigation.

Corporate Author : CORPS OF ENGINEERS CHARLESTON SC CHARLESTON DISTRICT

Report Date : JAN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 113

Abstract : About 90% of the nearly 1-mile long natural Town Creek channel has depths less than those required for safe and unhindered operation of vessels having drafts of 3 feet or more. At critical shoals, the water depth at mean low water is around 6 feet. Conditions in the creek during April 1970 are shown on plate 1. Boats also experience difficulties when crossing the ocen bar that parallels the South Carolina coast. The controlling depth of the entrance channel over the ocean bar was 8 feet when surveyed by the National Ocean Survey (formerly USC&GS) in 1963. The District Engineer recommends a Federal project at McClellanville, South Carolina, to provide a channel 10 feet deep and 80 feet wide from that depth in the Atlantic Intracostal Waterway (AIWW), through Town Creek, to the mouth of Five Fathom Creek, and thence a project 12 feet deep and 100 feet wide to a like depth in the Atlantic Ocean. The project, with such modifications as the Chief of Engineers may deem desirable, will cost the Federal Government an estimated $166,600 for construction, exclusive of aids to navigation, and $24,900 annually for maintenance dredging, which will be done concurrently with the dredging of the AIWW.

Descriptors :   ATLANTIC OCEAN, BOATS, COASTAL REGIONS, DEPTH, DREDGING, MAINTENANCE, MEAN, MOUTH, NAVIGATIONAL AIDS, OCEANS, OPERATION, SHALLOW WATER, SHIPS, SHORES, SOUTH CAROLINA, SURVEYS, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, WATER, WATERWAYS

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE