Accession Number : ADA115709

Title :   Folly Beach, South Carolina. Survey Report on Beach Erosion Control and Hurricane Protection.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : CORPS OF ENGINEERS CHARLESTON SC CHARLESTON DISTRICT

PDF Url : ADA115709

Report Date : 28 Mar 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 84

Abstract : Encroachment of the Atlantic Ocean on Folly Beach has destroyed both private and public works along most of the shore line. Homes, roads, erosion control structures, and valuable beachfront land have suffered severely. Most of the dry beach also has been lost in recent years. The purpose of this report is to evaluate the problems with respect to beach erosion at Folly Beach and its vulnerability to storm damage and to select and recommend the best course of action to remedy the problems. The plan recommended in the report provides for beach restoration and periodic nourishment for a 16,860 feet reach of Folly Beach which man made improvements are in the greatest jeopardy. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Beaches, South Carolina, Atlantic Ocean Islands, Beach erosion, Buildings, Damage, Prevention, Sand, Filling, Feasibility studies, Economic analysis, Environmental impact

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE