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Federal Funding to Replenish Grand Strand Beaches Not Expected Until 2018

Posted on November 30, 2015

By Audrey Hudson, The Charlotte Observer

Tons of sand stripped from Grand Strand beaches during October’s record-setting rains won’t be replenished for several years due to an unwilling political climate in Washington to secure the needed funding, local officials say.

The 25-mile strip of beach that stretches from North Myrtle Beach through Myrtle Beach and beyond to Garden City Beach is part of the Army Corps of Engineers beach replenishment project, so it was blocked from receiving emergency funding from FEMA.


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