Friday, September 26, 2014

Federal Funding for Carolinas to Gauge Offshore Sand
In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, the Carolinas are receiving $400,000 from the Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management to evaluate offshore sand deposits. Knowing the locations of sand deposits will help state and local communities maintain their beaches and recover after storms. "The results of this study will help sustain our unique coastline and help to support the substantial positive economic impact the coastline has on the state," said Ken Rentiers, the deputy director of the Land, Water and Conservation Division of South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.