Conservationists Call On House To Stop Looser Beach Erosion Rules, SC

Debordieu, South Carolina. Photo source: ©© Glenda 8


Environmentalists denounced a bill to let a handful of property owners rebuild the aging Debordieu seawall.

Not only will a new seawall at Debordieu continue to worsen beach erosion south of Pawleys Island, but it could weaken a state law that banned seawalls about a quarter century ago, environmentalists said. The ban, adopted as part of the 1988 beach management act, was enacted because seawalls are known to make beach erosion worse when slammed by waves…

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