Resilience Charleston – Sea Level Rise Strategies

Measuring approximately 5 square miles, Downtown Charleston, sometimes referred to as, “The Peninsula” is separated by the Ashley River to the west and the Cooper River to the east. The community faces issues such as storm surge, sea level rise, poor drainage, and high levels of rainfall. Sherwood has been enlisted by the Coastal Conservation League and the Southern Environmental Law Center to evaluate the USACE plan for protection of the Charleston Peninsula against surge and Sea Level Rise. Sherwood is providing options for layered protection, natural systems and comprehensive resilience strategies to inform the USACE process.

Our resilient strategies approach includes:

  • Enhancing the USACE process for Federal appropriation
  • Promoting alternatives that use a layered approach
  • Promoting cultural shift towards adaptive solutions
  • Use of nature as protection

Proposed coastal resilience strategies that promotes adapting ecology and protects adjacent communities

A rendering of infrastructure improvements to a historic seawall that includes the addition of breakwaters that create and protect marsh habitats and promote recreation along the coastline.

LocationCharleston, South Carolina
ClientCoastal Conservation League
Sialia Environmental Consulting, Inc
Size5 Square Miles

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