Beach Nourishment at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina: An Overview

by Mark L. Williams, Coastal Science & Engineering, Inc, Columbia, SC, USA,
Timothy W. Kana, Coastal Science & Engineering, Inc, Columbia, SC, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '87


The purpose of this paper is to summarize the Myrtle Beach nourishment project as it proceeded from the geotechnical evaluation of potential borrow sands, to permitting and design, and finally to construction and project performance. The Myrtle Beach nourishment project to date has proceeded on schedule and budget despite a rather ambitious effort and some technical and logistical constraints. This case study serves to provide an overview of the project.

Subject Headings: Beach nourishment | Sand (hydraulic) | Soil analysis | Coastal management | Case studies | Gravels | Sediment | Geotechnical investigation | South Carolina | United States

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