Planned expansion of Charleston City Marina debated for lack of dredging

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Update December 23: The Post and Courier writes that the plan to expand the marina into the Ashley River has received state approval but still faces city interest and federal approval.

First reporting: A contentious $5 million plan to add 40 boat slips to the Charleston City Marina to combat slip loss due to sediment had its public hearing Monday evening.

The plan calls for pushing the marina further out into the Ashley River over more expensive dredging to recover lost slips.

The Post and Courier was at the meeting and has a nice report and details on where you can send written comments; take a read here.

A decision is expected from the state in 90 days.