North Myrtle Beach prepares for beach renourishment project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is preparing to renourish the shore along Crescent Beach and may start pumping sand onto the beach this week, according to a Monday news release from the City of North Myrtle Beach.

The Corps plans to put the 200,000 cubic yards of sand between 17th Avenue South and 7th Avenue North, according to the release.

Contractor Great Lakes Dock and Dredge has already stockpiled pipe at 7th Avenue South and established its first pipeline at 15th Avenue South in preparation for the project.

The beach renourishment is an effort to replace sand along the Grand Strand that was lost during Tropical Storm Irma in 2017.

The North Myrtle Beach section of the renourishment project is scheduled to start after the Myrtle Beach section is complete.

The renourishment is part of a $34 million effort to put 800,000 cubic yards of sand back onto the Grand Strand’s beaches.  Myrtle Beach’s portion is nearly $25 million.

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