Crab Bank compromise will move dredge material away from mouth of Shem Creek

The Crab Bank seabird sanctuary in the Charleston Harbor has eroded to just a sliver of land. Renourishment efforts are expected to begin in September 2021. Cristy Hand/SCDNR/Provided

Posted on April 20, 2021

MOUNT PLEASANT — The Army Corps of Engineers will adjust where it will place sediment to renourish the Crab Bank Seabird Sanctuary after a continuous push from the town.

The Corps thought it had reached a compromise with Mount Pleasant in 2018 after agreeing to shift the sediment to the southeast, but leaders remained unsatisfied.

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