Folly Beach park hopefully opening again late Summer May 22, 2013

Two years ago, Hurricane Irene tore apart a good portion of the Folly Beach County Park.
For the past 3 months crews have been replenishing the shore line that suffered significant erosion. This $3 million renourishment project will hopefully have the park open again by the end of the Summer.

“They are pumping about 415,000 cubic yards of sand from the Folly River on to the beach,” said coastal scientist Steven Traynum. And to make sure all that sand stays in place, Traynum and his team are building a steel groin that acts like a trap to keep the beach from slipping into the sea. “By having that structure there, it will block a certain amount of sand and it will keep it there in front of the park. If we didn’t have it, it would wash further down the coast,” he said.

 

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