Hurricane Dorian Repair


Post Dorian Survey
Completed: Jan 13, 2020
Jan 13 2020
Completed: Nov 17, 2020
Nov 11 2019
Completed: Nov 17, 2020
Nov 29 2020
Completed: Nov 17, 2020
Dec 31 2020
Bid Award
Completed: Jan 14, 2021
Jan 14 2021
Notice of Award/Notice to Proceed
Completed: Jan 15, 2021
Jan 15 2021
Construction Begins
Completed: Jan 19, 2021
Jan 19 2021
Construction Ends
Completed: Feb 19, 2021
Feb 19 2021

Hurricane Dorian impacted the shoreline of Edisto Beach around 5–6 September 2019. The storm produced high water levels (surge), increased wave energy, and tropical-storm-force winds as it passed inland. Offshore wave heights were measured at 7.5 meters (m) (~25 feet [ft]) during the storm. The storm passed just offshore of Edisto Beach, with the eye located about 70 miles offshore at 1200 UTC on 5 September. At that time, Dorian was a Category 3 storm with ~115 mph winds.

To restore the sand quantity lost from the project area, the Town of Edisto Beach intends to add the same quantity of sand to the beach using sand imported from an upland source.  This will require trucking in the sand from an upland source using beach compatible sand and adding it to the areas that were eroded. 

The total volume loss for the storm (34,383 cy) includes background erosion. CSE stated that the “project area averages a loss of 41,278 CY per year, as determined from total losses between 2006 and 2015. Applying this value over five weeks (the interval between pre- and post-storm surveys), yields a five-week loss of 3,969 CY. Subtracting the background erosion from the measured losses provides a total storm-induced loss of 30,414 CY.”

The total incident-related sand loss for the Project is 30,414 CY.

The estimated project cost is $678,280.

If approved by FEMA, they would provide reimbursement of 75% or $508,710. 

ATAX approved funding $320,000. 

Project Manager-Iris Hill

This is a FEMA 4464-DR-SC project.  Obligated Funds $678,280.  ATAX Funds approved $320,000

Coastal Science and Engineering-Steven Traynum

Contract Amount $61,000

GreenWave Contracting, Inc.

Contract Amount $779,410 Awarded by Council January 14, 2021


FEMA Post Dorian Report
Post Dorian Report
FEMA Post Dorian Report
Edisto Beach Profiles
FEMA Post Dorian Report
Final Public Notice
FEMA Post Dorian Report
RFP 2020-08 Bid Tabulation

Project Updates

Post Construction Letter from Coastal Science and Engineering
Monday, March 29, 2021
Project Update February 10, 2021
Wednesday, February 10, 2021

The project is progressing as scheduled.  The contractor worked later than normal last night in order to move sand around Coots during low tide.  They are not placing sand under the pier due to safety and liability concerns.  The contractor should be finished with the front beach work this week and move to Beach Access 28 later this week. 

On February 5th there were 57 loads of sand placed on the beach.

On February 8th there were 70 loads of sand placed on the beach. 

On February 9th there were 56 loads of sand placed on the beach. 

Project February 8, 2021

Project Update February 3, 2021
Wednesday, February 3, 2021

The project is moving along quickly.  The contractor is working between groins 3 and 4. 

Yesterday they placed 1,312 cubic yards of sand between groins 3 and 4.  On February 1, 2021 they placed 1,520 cubic yards of sand between groins 3 and 4 and January 29, 2021, they placed 1,408 cubic yards of sand between groins 4 and 5.  

The contractor has started sweeping the road again after resolving equipment issues.  The Town has requested that the scarped areas be tapered daily and that they complete the dune work in each area daily before moving to the next area.  

Next week the contractor should be working around beach access 28.  This will increase traffic on Palmetto Blvd. 

Working face of beach nourishment projectScarping of newly nourished area

Thursday, January 28, 2021

As of today, the contractor has placed approximately 8,064 cubic yards of sand on the beach.   

Progress January 28, 2021Progress Photo

Progress Photo

Project Update
Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Yesterday construction commenced.  The contractor delivered a total of 71 loads of DHEC approved sand running 12 trucks.  The sand has a reddish hue which is due to a higher iron content then dredged sand and should become lighter over time.  

Dump Truck placing sand on beach
Sand Being Placed on Beach 
Nourishment Beach Access 4
Nourishment Beach Access 4


Construction Commenced
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Green Wave Contracting began the renourishment project today.  They are staging at Beach Access 1 and hauling sand along the beachfront.  Construction at Beach Access 1