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Title: Final Environmental Assessment : Storm Damage Reduction Project, Myrtle Beach Reach 3, Garden City and Surfside Beach, South Carolina
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Charleston District
United States. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Keywords: Myrtle Beach (S.C.)
Shore protection
Beach nourishment
Environmental management
Environmental protection
Publisher: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Charleston District.
Abstract: The Myrtle Beach project consists of three separable reaches which have previously been constructed simultaneously at each nourishment project. Currently, funding has only been made available for Reach 3 (Garden City/Surfside), and therefore, this Environmental Assessment will only evaluate the effects related to this Reach of the Myrtle Beach Storm Damage Reduction Project. The proposed project at Reach 3 consists of a protective storm berm and an advanced nourishment construction berm. The protective storm berm reduces damages expected to occur during severe storm events. The advanced nourishment berm acts as a buffer for the protective storm berm against long term erosional forces. The protective storm berm has a top elevation of 6.0 NAVD 88 and a crest width of ten feet. The fore slope of the protective berm is 1 vertical to 20 horizontal down to natural ground. The advance nourishment berm sits adjacent the protective storm berm. The advance nourishment berm has a top elevation of 6.0 NAVD 88. The fore slope of the advance nourishment is 1 vertical to 5 horizontal down to elevation 2.0 NAVD 88 then a variable fore slope down to the existing beach profile. At select locations, the plan includes dune grass and dune fencing. Where possible, USACE would like to plant seabeach amaranth (Amaranthus pumilus) as a small component of the dune grass planting. USACE and BOEM are currently consulting with the USFWS on this possibility. The length of the dune and beachfill for the project is approximately 40,300 feet. Project maps depicting the plan view of the project extent can be found in Appendix 1.
Description: Environmental Assessment
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
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