Folly Beach: the sand is disappearing

Mother Nature has been warning us for quite a while. World beaches are eroding very quickly and structural measures are still to be taken. Meanhwile, in Folly Beach, USA, the local authorities are asking for federal money in order to initiate beach renourishment projects.

Interestingly, the pledge of aid come only five years after a $12 million project moved millions of tons of sand onto Folly Beach. Tropical stoms, winds and swells are destroying the beautiful beaches of the region of Charleston.

Nearly one-third of the 5-mile beach has lost enough sand to meet the federal requirement for needing renourishment, which is that 60 feet or less of beach remains at high tide. The question is: how long will last the next improvement measures?