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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:50 pm 
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Got this story from Christine (credit)

$26.3 million beach renourishment project will impact Grand Strand beaches through October

Beach renourishment set to begin in July for entire Grand Strand

Starting in July, the Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company will put about 1.2 million cubic yards of material onto Grand Strand beaches as part of a renourishment project, according to a news release from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

I watched the corp rebuild the beach back in Oct 2008

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Wish I could be there to watch it again. Very interesting. They pump sand from the bottom of the ocean into a tanker ship, then pump it to the shore and down the laid piping and then grade the beach with the new sand.

Very cool.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:10 pm 
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Agree it is very interesting in an engineering/geeky kind of way. We also saw the replenishment in 2008, but it definitely affected the beachy ambience of our mini-vacation, even in the offseason.

But... it is a necessary evil :twisted:

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:43 pm 
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They do this once every 10 years and we have been through it twice. Agree with Kirk...it is a necessary evil because they don't announce WHERE they will be doing the work or WHOSE beach will be torn up next. I don't even think the resort owners/management know ahead and if they do, they won't tell their guests and take a chance on losing business. if you are staying oceanfront, it's a game of craps. Nobody wants to spend a week with that machinery in their front yard.
(With the possible exception of Don of course.) :clown:

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:00 am 
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We were vacationing at St Clements during the last Beach renourishment. As they say in the article, they only close off 1,000 feet of the beach at a time so we just moved down a bit for a day or two, didn't really impact our vacation all that much.

It is an amazing thing to watch and the shells we found mixed in with the new sand were unbelievable. People spilled onto the beach just before sunrise each morning to search the new sand for shells. Got to meet and talk to a good many people. If you collect shells it is a good time to be here.

Now that we live here we will certainly be hitting the beach to watch the process and pick up some new shells.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:19 pm 
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OK...I have to admit it! Thank you Bruce, it IS great for shelling! :cool:

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:05 am 
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Every MB visitor should be required to go to a designated area of the beach, and bring out ten hands full of sand and deposit on the beach! Just think of the money it would save :chairfall: :drinkin: :smash[1]:

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:17 am 
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Community activism for beach replenishment.... I like it !

How about... For every 20 buckets of sand you replenish, a free Bloody Mary from your favorite watering hole !

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That sounds like a good idea! :wav:


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:47 pm 
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>...every MB visitor should be required to go to a designated area of the beach, and bring out ten hands full of sand and deposit on the beach!

:beerchug:

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:20 pm 
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Kirk, I like how you think, except you are an over achiever! I'm thinking five buckets :tongue3: !!

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LOL, Kirk. I wonder if there should be any limit on bucket size. Would the Child Protection Act cut in if we sent the grandchildren into the ocean with their little sand buckets? Everyone should do their share, right? :clown:

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:48 pm 
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Bruce wrote:
It is an amazing thing to watch and the shells we found mixed in with the new sand were unbelievable.


The first time we saw the beach refurbishing was in the early 1990's. Misti and I found the biggest whole conch shells we've ever seen. They are still on display in our living room. Best shelling we've ever seen.


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Do any of the locals or anyone staying in Myrtle Beach know if they actually started this project yet? I'm trying to decide what part of MB to stay at to avoid that. We were there the last time they did that and we heard that noise for our entire vacation. It was interesting to see, but not for an entire week. Couldn't find any "live" pictures/video of where they are now.

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They have posted the schedule here:

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Solid, looks like we won't be there for it.

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