Accession Number : ADA954709

Title :   Adams Creek, Charleston County, South Carolina. Detailed Project Report on Navigation.

Corporate Author : CORPS OF ENGINEERS CHARLESTON SC CHARLESTON DISTRICT

Report Date : 17 SEP 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 63

Abstract : This report presents the results of investigations made to determine the engineering and economic feasibility of providing a shallow draft navigation project for Adams Creek, Charleston Country. South Carolina. The investigations include hydrographic surveys of the area and materials sampling form the shoals and proposed spoil areas, evaluations of historical changes in creek depth, estimates of shoaling rates, evaluation of commerce records, and estimates and comparison of cost of improvements for the selection and appointment of the best project plan. The District Engineer finds that shoaling conditions in Adams Creek, South CArolina, are causing annual damages as much as 8.9 times greater than the annual cost of providing a safe stable navigable channel. He recommends a Federal project for the creek which provides a channel 10 feet deep dredged to a 2-foot overdepth, and 80 feet wide from that depth in Bohicket Creek to a turning basin at Rockland, a distance of 1.45 miles. Initial dredging would be around 85,000 cubic yards. Local interests would provide a usable disposal area in the near vicinity constructed on a plot containing approximately 12 acres.

Descriptors :   *BASINS(GEOGRAPHIC), CHANNELS, COMMERCE, COMPARISON, COSTS, DAMAGE, DISPOSAL, DREDGING, HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEYING, MATERIALS, NAVIGATION, PLANNING, RECORDS, REPORTS, SAFETY, SAMPLING, SHALLOW WATER, SHORES, SOUTH CAROLINA, SPOIL, STABILITY

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE