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Moss Landing Condominiums

Isle of Palms Beach Restoration

Isle of Palms, South Carolina

The Client

City of Isle of Palms, South Carolina

Project Status

March to May 2008 – Completed multifaceted project. Total project costs including sand bag removal and beach nourishment – $8,400,000.

  • Removal of over 13,000 sand bags 100%
  • 11,000 l.f. of beach nourished w/ 847,000 c.y. of sand dredged from offshore borrow areas 100%
  • Dredging by ocean certified hydraulic cutterhead dredge. 100%
  • Sand pump onshore by submerged pipeline. 100%

Project Engineer: J.W. (Bill) Forman, Jr., P.E.

Removal and disposal of over 3,700 bags and portions of bags from the beach in preparation for nourishment.

Nourishment of ~11,000 linear feet of beach with 847,000 c.y. of sand dredged from offshore borrow areas located 2.5 miles offshore.

Total project costs including sand bag removal and beach nourishment – $8,400,000.

Dredging by ocean certified hydraulic cutterhead dredge. Sand pump onshore by submerged pipeline.

Project Highlights

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Developed protocol for incorporation into the Contract Documents for documentation of sand bag removal with fill materials tested for compatibility for beach fill use.

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Project executed during spring and summer turtle nesting season.

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Developed protocol for turtle monitoring and for modification of construction operations in case of turtle nesting or observation of turtles in the project area.

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Obtained SCDHEC-OCRM and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permits including NEPA coordination.