Beach renourishment underway in Surfside Beach - WMBFNews.com, Myrtle Beach/Florence SC, Weather

Beach renourishment underway in Surfside Beach

Beach renourishment efforts are now taking place in Surfside Beach. (Source: Erin Edwards) Beach renourishment efforts are now taking place in Surfside Beach. (Source: Erin Edwards)

SURFSIDE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - The Army Corps of Engineering's beach renourishment project is underway in Surfside Beach.

While some people are glad they get to witness the project, others are frustrated that they’re hearing construction sounds through the night.

“We knew beach renourishment was on the agenda after Hurricane Matthew. We just didn’t know it was going to be occurring during the peak vacation season,” said Rick Miller.

Sand pumping started earlier this week near Fifth Avenue North. Now, construction has worked its way up the beach near 10th Avenue North.

There are two hopper dredges offshore, which are the long boats that go out into deeper waters to suck up sand. Then they bring it back to those stationary structures and from there it is pumped on to the shore.

“We’re in the middle of a construction site. It’s 24/7 now that they got the second dredge in. I suspect the rental companies are just inundated with calls,” said Miller.

Surfside Realty had a difficult time warning guests because it was unclear when and where exactly the project would start.  

“They are being inconvenienced; we get that. And we get that so much that we’re willing to compensate them for that,” said Travis Worthy of Surfside Realty.

Now that the company has a better idea of the location and timeline of this project, they will warn incoming vacationers about the project.

“All our guests, every guest that’s here, we apologize, but we’re excited about what’s going to be here next year when they come back to see us,” Worthy said.

Copyright 2017 WMBF News. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsLocalMore>>

  • Kyle Busch will attend ribbon cutting for motor sports charter school

    Kyle Busch will attend ribbon cutting for motor sports charter school

    Sunday, July 22 2018 6:18 PM EDT2018-07-22 22:18:41 GMT
    The school is expected to be ready by August 22nd (Source: WMBF News)The school is expected to be ready by August 22nd (Source: WMBF News)

    HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) -- A NASCAR superstar is heading to Horry County in August as students enrolled at the PLAM Charter High School gear up for a new school year at a brand new state of the art facility in Conway. Last year, the school had 125 students enrolled, but with this new facility the school is expected to have nearly 160 students enrolled this upcoming school year. To help kick off the new school year NASCAR driver Kyle Busch will help cut the r...

    More >>

    HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) -- A NASCAR superstar is heading to Horry County in August as students enrolled at the PLAM Charter High School gear up for a new school year at a brand new state of the art facility in Conway. Last year, the school had 125 students enrolled, but with this new facility the school is expected to have nearly 160 students enrolled this upcoming school year. To help kick off the new school year NASCAR driver Kyle Busch will help cut the r...

    More >>
  • Law enforcement searching for man accused of severely beating woman

    Law enforcement searching for man accused of severely beating woman

    Sunday, July 22 2018 3:26 PM EDT2018-07-22 19:26:09 GMT
    Source: Marion County Sheriff's OfficeSource: Marion County Sheriff's Office
    Source: Marion County Sheriff's OfficeSource: Marion County Sheriff's Office
    MARION COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Police are searching for a man accused of beating a woman in Mullins Sunday.  Emanual Warren, 34, of Mullins is charged with domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature.  Captain Brian Wallace of the Marion County Sheriff's Office says the woman required medical attention from the injuries to her face, If you have any information about Warren or where he could be located you are asked to call the Marion County Sheriff's Office at ...More >>
    MARION COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Police are searching for a man accused of beating a woman in Mullins Sunday.  Emanual Warren, 34, of Mullins is charged with domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature.  Captain Brian Wallace of the Marion County Sheriff's Office says the woman required medical attention from the injuries to her face, If you have any information about Warren or where he could be located you are asked to call the Marion County Sheriff's Office at ...More >>
  • Horry County Police investigating after shooting in Socastee

    Horry County Police investigating after shooting in Socastee

    Sunday, July 22 2018 1:32 PM EDT2018-07-22 17:32:43 GMT
    Source: Ian Klein/WMBF NewsSource: Ian Klein/WMBF News
    Source: Ian Klein/WMBF NewsSource: Ian Klein/WMBF News
    HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Police are investigating Sunday after a shooting near a home in Socastee. Horry County Police responded to a home in the 5400 block of Figure 8 Road off Socastee Boulevard according to Cpt. John Harrelson.  One victim is confirmed to have been transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  WMBF News will continue to follow the developing story as more information comes available.  Copyright 2018 WMBF News. All rights ...More >>
    HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Police are investigating Sunday after a shooting near a home in Socastee. Horry County Police responded to a home in the 5400 block of Figure 8 Road off Socastee Boulevard according to Cpt. John Harrelson.  One victim is confirmed to have been transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  WMBF News will continue to follow the developing story as more information comes available.  Copyright 2018 WMBF News. All rights ...More >>
Powered by Frankly