Coastal erosion in South Carolina

Perhaps the most visible legacy of climate change is the erosion of South Carolina’s coast, which has a direct impact on the state’s people, wildlife and future economic prosperity.  Leaders along the picturesque Lowcountry are employing a variety of measures to combat the erosion as they keep a watchful eye on the state’s lucrative tourism industry.

Kristina Rackley examines the issue in a three-part series that looks at life along two of the state’s most iconic beaches, Folly and Edisto.


Beach erosion affects residents, wildlife and economy

Beach erosion affects residents, wildlife and economy

As sea levels rise and hurricanes sweep along the coast, South Carolina coastal towns wage a constant battle against severe beach erosion, which affects all areas of life for coastal residents and the economy of the entire state.

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