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Myrtle Beach Storm Damage Reduction Project Assessment Media Opportunity

Published Sept. 18, 2018
The Charleston District recently completed a beach nourishment project at Huntington Beach State Park to stabilize the southern jetty. This will stabilize impacts from future storms and reduce future maintenance costs for the federal government.

The Charleston District recently completed a beach nourishment project at Huntington Beach State Park to stabilize the southern jetty. This will stabilize impacts from future storms and reduce future maintenance costs for the federal government.

Who: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District

What: The Charleston District is holding a media opportunity for reporters to interview the South Atlantic Division Commanding General, Brig. Gen. Diana Holland, about how the Corps conducts a post-Hurricane Florence survey of the Myrtle Beach Storm Damage Reduction project using the state-of-the-art RAMbLr (Rapid Assessment Mobile LiDAR).

The RAMbLr is an ATV with a LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) system attached to it and allows the Corps to survey the beach more efficiently and effectively. In-house engineers will compare the easy-to-use topographic maps created post-storm by the RAMbLr to the pre-storm assessment to see if any erosion occurred.

When: Wednesday, September 19th, 9:30 a.m.

Where: 161 47th Ave North, North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29582

Why: This media event provides reporters an opportunity to interview Holland as well as learn how the Corps uses the RAMbLr to conduct a survey of Myrtle Beach after Hurricane Florence, which will be used to define initial assessments of any potential sand loss within the federal project limits.

Contact: Glenn Jeffries, chief, Corporate Communications, Charleston District, 843-224-5605.

 

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Contact
Glenn Jeffries
843-224-5605
glenn.e.jeffries@usace.army.mil

Release no. 18-041