Beach Erosion Update

The beach is showing severe erosion at the traditional points of the island following the recent period of sustained strong northeasterly winds. Since the beach and dunes were nourished in 2019, the City has been monitoring the erosion in partnership with UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography (SKIO). Since March of 2020, SKIO has flown a drone quarterly and after major storms, to capture the erosion and accretion patterns along the full length of the beach, and since June 2023 the length of the beach along the Savannah River Channel.

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