Phase 4 Drainage - Drainage Masterplan

Milestone timeline:

City engages Davis & Floyd to complete a comprehensive drainage masterplan
Completed: Aug 24, 2021
Aug 24 2021
Davis & Floyd present status update to Public Works Committee
Completed: May 4, 2022
May 4 2022

City of Isle of Palms hired Davis & Floyd to develop a capital improvement plan for storm water management into the future. 

Project Updates

Drainage Masterplan Update - August 2022
Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Work in Progress and/or Complete:

  • D&F’s main focus has been supporting the city with their SCIIP grant application to meet the September 12th deadline.
  • High-priority solutions/recommendations complete
  • Cost estimates are complete for 6th/7th Avenue and 2nd Avenue/Charleston Boulevard – This are part of the SCIIP grant request.
  • Finalizing remaining high-priority recommendation cost estimates once data required for SCIIP application is complete
  • Groundwater monitoring well installed at 6th Avenue to validate conceptual designs
  • Low-priority conceptual solutions and recommendations are nearing completion. These are in the QA/QC process and then cost estimates will be developed.
  • D&F met with property owners and city staff regarding development regulations.

Next Steps:

  • D&F to provide required documentation for SCIIP application (e.g., exhibits, cost estimates, PER, etc.)
  • Finalize cost estimates for all high-priority solutions
  • Develop preliminary cost estimates for low priority recommendations
  • Develop city-wide development planning tool for storm water management
Drainage Masterplan Update - July 2022
Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Work in Progress:

  • Finalizing solutions for high-priority areas
    • Working with manufacturer to develop preliminary design for dune infiltration system at Ocean Boulevard and 6th & 7th Avenues
    • Working with city to identify potential locations for additional/new check valves
  • Developing solutions for low-priority areas to address potential capacity issues
  • Working with RIA to prepare for applying for grants to implement high-priority projects
  • Met with residents to evaluate storm water regulations with regards to new development

Next Steps:

  • Consider proposal to install a ground water evaluation monitoring equipment at the site of potential due infiltration system installation area
  • Develop cost estimates for solutions for high-priority areas
  • Finalize solutions and develop cost estimates for low-priority improvements
  • Continue identifying funding options for all alternatives
  • Davis & Floyd has identified two projects that would be eligible for funding from the Rural Infrastructure Authority and the South Carolina Infrastructure Investment Program (funded by ARPA). Staff will coordinate development of grant applications by deadline in mid-September.
Drainage Masterplan Update - June 2022
Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Work in Progress:

  • Finalizing solutions for high-priority areas
    • Working with manufacturer to develop preliminary design for dune infiltration system at Ocean Boulevard and 6th Avenue
    • Working with city to identify potential locations for additional/new check valves
  • Developing solutions for low-priority areas to address potential capacity issues
  • Working with RIA to prepare for applying for grants to implement high-priority projects
  • Set up meeting with local resident to evaluate stormwater regulations with regards to new development

Next Steps:

  • Develop cost estimates for solutions for high-priority areas.
  • Finalize solutions and develop cost estimates for low-priority improvements
  • Continue identifying funding options for all alternatives.
  • Complete analysis of local resident development project to evaluate stormwater regulations.
Drainage Masterplan Update - May 2022
Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Work Complete to Date:

  • Full inventory and assessment of existing drainage infrastructure for phase 4 study area.
  • Water level monitoring stations installed near Ocean Boulevard, county park, and marina.
  • Rainfall monitoring station installed at county park.
  • Provided short-term maintenance recommendations based on field assessments for phase 4 study area.
  • Completed existing conditions hydrologic and hydraulic assessments of phase 4 infrastructure for both extreme and typical storm events. This includes high intensity rain bombs as well as elevated tides from sea level rise.
  • Developed preliminary solutions for high-priority areas within the phase 4 study area as identified through the existing conditions assessment and confirmed by city staff. High-priority areas are classified as those that experience more than 6 inches of flooding for more than 30 minutes.
  • Identified preliminary solutions for low-priority areas within phase 4 study area.
  • Reviewed island-wide ditch/channel maintenance program.

Next Steps:

  • Develop cost estimates for preliminary solutions for high-priority areas.
  • Continue evaluating alternatives for high-priority areas to fiend the most efficient and economical long-term solution.
  • Continue evaluating options to solve flooding in low-priority areas.
  • Identify funding options for all alternatives.
  • Set up meeting and work with residential property owners to evaluate development standards in terms of stormwater management.
  • Identify and consult with specialty contracts (e.g., stream restoration contractors) to develop long-term solution for island-wide canal/ditch/channel systems.
Drainage Masterplan Update - April 2022
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
  • Inventory and conditions report is complete and presented in easily understood Google Earth format (see attached screenshot example)
  • Modeling to identify problems is complete
  • Staff met with Davis & Floyd on April 24th to verify issues identified and modeling match conditions found in the field
  • Davis & Floyd is working to develop conceptual solutions to issues identified
  • Davis & Floyd is scheduled to discuss their progress and possible solutions with Public Works Committee at their May 4th meeting
  • Davis & Floyd will soon begin reviewing City’s development standards to address shortcomings.
Drainage Masterplan Update - March 2022
Tuesday, March 15, 2022
  • Project is progressing well and on schedule
  • 625 watersheds delineated
  • Inventory of current conditions is complete
  • 2D and 3D modeling is underway
  • Monitoring has not measured any significant rain events yet
  • Potential projects are being identify now
  • On track for project completion by the end of the year

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