Beach Renourishment Pogram
Many of you read Dawn's recent trip report where she mentioned the renourishment of the beach in Surfside Beach and Garden City. Here are some more details about what's going on.
Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Co. got the $29.5 million contract for the Garden City Beach/Surfside Beach section. The rest of Horry County's shoreline will be replenished during the coming year. Currently dredges are scraping up sand from about 3 miles offshore, then pumping it onto the beach, where it drains before being smoothed by bulldozers. It has been 10 years since the last replenishment program, and Wally and I remember it well. We picked up a lot of wonderful shells that year.
Renourishment of Surfside Beach. Notice the ship and rig about 3 miles out:
Here's a closeup:
You can see the Surfside Pier in this picture:
Sorry about the quality of this picture. I was looking directly into the sun, but it gives you an idea of how much the beach will be widened in this area:
Your Administrator (not to be confused with the other one):
View from Garden City Pier
If you are interested in more details about this program, there is an article in today's Sun News:
http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/news/l ... 66850.html