Hilton Head Island Airport improvements benefit travelers and wildlife
The runway at Hilton Head Island Airport (HHH) has been extended to 5,000 feet. Along with the $14.1 million effort1, HHH replaced a drainage canal with a $5.4 million stormwater management system. The system treats and transports the water through a system of underground plastic chambers that lead downstream.
Because the airport site is within an 81,000-acre watershed, stormwater management will benefit ospreys, dolphins, and other wildlife. Deer, foxes, alligators, birds will no longer be attracted to the hazards of open canals.