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.
Edisto residents worry about coastal erosion
Like many South Carolina beaches, Edisto Beach relies on beach re-nourishment projects to protect its beach economy and coastal community.
Folly Beach reflects state’s battle to save coastal towns
Folly Beach is preparing for its upcoming beach re-nourishment project to combat the effects of severe erosion along the coastline.
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.