Did you know that as a result of nourishment, many SC beaches are in better condition today than 30 years ago? While expenditures have totaled about $350 million (in 2010 constant dollars), these projects have protected properties worth billions today. Sustained efforts have buried seawalls and widened recreational beaches throughout the coast. For an author’s copy of the entire article, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Better yet, consider joining ASBPA and receive Shore & Beach, the Journal of the American Shore & Beach Preservation Association, four times a year. The Fall 2012 Issue of S&B includes ASBPA’s position paper, Managing sea level change on shores and beaches.
A Brief History of Beach Nourishment in South Carolina
Timothy W Kana
Coastal Science & Engineering Inc
PO Box 8056, Columbia SC 29202