Your June 22 editorial omits important facts regarding the dredging of Harbour Town and surrounding waterways.
The editorial refers to special tax districts, but all discussions to form a tax district for dredging were tabled more than a year ago.
The South Island Dredging Association decided long before the tax district idea that the only resolution is hydraulic dredging with open-water disposal. This is not just a matter of cost. It is the only resolution, as there were no bidders for other methods.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is a vital part of the complex application process, which requires all the scientific study the editorial advocates.
Regarding any sediment that might stay in Calibogue Sound, one prominent engineer related it to a teaspoon of sand placed in a 20,000-gallon swimming pool.
Two-thirds of Sea Pines property owners are part-time residents paying much higher taxes to cover the school budget. Sea Pines residents pay county taxes, but also pay to pave our roads, provide our own security, etc.
The RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing golf tournament provides millions of dollars for surrounding communities. The money flowing out of Sea Pines far exceeds the money flowing in. If Harbour Town silts in and the big boats leave, it won't be just Sea Pines residents who will lose; it will be everyone in the state.
Sea Pines' leaders are doing everything possible to develop the best resolution to the silting problems, and we believe you should provide support rather than constant criticism.
Hilton Head Island