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Beach Renourishment

Assuring Safe, Clean Water And Beautiful Beaches

To ensure that area beach water is clean and safe, a voluntary beach water monitoring program is underway in cooperation with the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control. During the summer months, the surf is regularly tested. If unacceptable levels of bacteria are detected, the area affected is posted with an advisory.

Additionally, Myrtle Beach area beaches are wider than ever. This is the result of a two-year, $60 million renourishment project completed in 1998 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. It pumped almost five million cubic yards of new sand onto the shores.

This is just a few of the ways to ensure the 60 miles of beaches along the Grand Strand are beautiful and safe for visitors to enjoy for years to come.