Engineers: Between $2.7 to $3.5 million to restore Folly Beach

FOLLY BEACH, SC (WCSC) - Officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers say it will cost between $2.7 to $3.5 million to replace the lost sand on Folly Beach following the effects of Hurricane Sandy.

According to officials, the estimated sand loss to the federal project is between 75,000 to 100,000 cubic yards. Officials say the estimates only account for the sand loss to the federal project and do not include sand loss beyond the line of the project.

A press release states that the Charleston district has received $400,000 for the federal project to complete plans, speculations and environmental assessments.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the fiscal year 2014 president's budget, which will be released in February, will determine if the project receives additional funding for renourishment of the beach.

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