Folly Beach officials say renourishment hasn't held up

FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (WCSC) - Five years after a $12 million project to renourish Folly Beach, city officials are learning it isn't working.

City officials say it is time for another project. Beach renourishment is supposed to last eight to 10 years and no one seems to know why Folly Beach is eroding so quickly.

Nearby beaches are seeing similar problems.

Wild Dunes Resort has shored up its beachfront golf holes and on Isle of Palms wants to move sand to eroding areas where it renourished in 2008. Edisto Beach is looking to qualify for federal funds for a few of its "hot spots" after an $8 million project in 2006.

South Carolina's beaches are the centerpiece of its $18 billion tourism industry.

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