Using GIS Technology in Assessing the Impact of the SC Beachfront Management Act Following Hurricane Hugo

by Dwayne E. Porter, South Carolina Marine Resources Cent, Charleston, United States,
William C. Eiser, South Carolina Marine Resources Cent, Charleston, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '91

Abstract: The 1988 South Carolina Beachfront Management Act was passed into law as a means to protect South Carolina's valuable and fragile coastline by ensuring a gradual retreat from the beach. The destruction caused by Hurricane Hugo made it necessary for the South Carolina Coastal Council to determine the effects of the Act on beachfront structures in need of repair. A Geographic Information System has been used to assist in the determination of damaged structures impacted by the Act.

Subject Headings: Geographic information systems | Hurricanes and typhoons | Information systems | Coastal management | Rehabilitation | Shores | Damage (structural) | South Carolina | North America | United States

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