Slowly But Surely, South Carolina's Shoreline Is Losing Ground

"In South Carolina, tides flow deep inland through twists and turns of creeks, beaches and salt marsh, a shoreline that from above looks more like plant roots than a straight edge.

Now, for the first time, geologists have measured these curves and bends and come up with a stunning number: Straighten everything out, and you could draw a line 8,763 miles long, from Charleston to India.

And geologists discovered something else: More than half of South Carolina’s shoreline is eroding under an onslaught of rising seas, pounding storms and other scouring forces."

Tony Bartelme reports for the Charleston Post and Courier February 11, 2018.

Source: Charleston Post and Courier, 02/12/2018