Myrtle Beach, S.C. A Shorefront Management Plan

by R. McPherson Burdette, South Carolina Coastal Council, Charleston, SC, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '85


The primary objectives of the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Shorefront Management Plan were to minimize, if not eliminate, the need for structural beach erosion control measures along the ocean front. By 1983 one-third of the 12 mile shoreline was afforded 'protection' by seawalls and bulkheads. The Shorefront Management Plan analyzed erosion trends and the relationship of past, present and predicted development patterns to the erosion problem. The plan called for adoption of effective building control measures and a long term renourishment project to correct the immediate and long range problems.

Subject Headings: Beaches | Coastal management | Structural control | Ocean engineering | Shoreline | Bulkheads | Beach nourishment | Military engineering | South Carolina | United States

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