A seawall juts onto the beach at Debordieu, an exclusive resort south of Myrtle Beach. The Legislature approved replacing the wall last year, despite a quarter-century ban on new seawalls in South Carolina. Seawalls worsen beach erosion when hit by waves. Since this photo was taken, property owners at Debordieu have widened the beach through a renourishment project. But the sand is expected to eventually wash away, exposing the wall. The wall protects about two dozen oceanfront homes.
A seawall juts onto the beach at Debordieu, an exclusive resort south of Myrtle Beach. The Legislature approved replacing the wall last year, despite a quarter-century ban on new seawalls in South Carolina. Seawalls worsen beach erosion when hit by waves. Since this photo was taken, property owners at Debordieu have widened the beach through a renourishment project. But the sand is expected to eventually wash away, exposing the wall. The wall protects about two dozen oceanfront homes. Photo courtesy U.S. Geological Survey
A seawall juts onto the beach at Debordieu, an exclusive resort south of Myrtle Beach. The Legislature approved replacing the wall last year, despite a quarter-century ban on new seawalls in South Carolina. Seawalls worsen beach erosion when hit by waves. Since this photo was taken, property owners at Debordieu have widened the beach through a renourishment project. But the sand is expected to eventually wash away, exposing the wall. The wall protects about two dozen oceanfront homes. Photo courtesy U.S. Geological Survey