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NMB seeking emergency beach renourishment funds after storms

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - The City of North Myrtle Beach is trying to measure and assess the level of damage recent storms inflicted on its beaches, according to city spokesman Pat Dowling.

Beach erosion is a serious issue in North Myrtle Beach. Coastal Carolina University personnel are taking measurements to determine the loss, and will be surveying the beach. The information will be submitted to the US Army Corps of Engineers as part of the formal process the city has to follow as NMB seeks emergency beach renourishment funds.

City personnel will also be working with equipment in areas where dune walkovers were damaged by the storms, and sections of dunes were severely breached. Workers will move sand from the low tide beach and put it under and around damaged dune walkovers. They will also use low tide sand to fill in some of the severely breached sections of dunes, Dowling said.

The work is required as part of a formal agreement with the US Army Corps of Engineers to maintain the federal beach renourishment project.

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