CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.– Every storm that hits the shores of Southwest Florida could cause beach erosion. Officials in Charlotte County are working to protect their beaches by surveying the sand before and after major storms.
Before the Manasota Key Restoration project, the beach was basically non-existent. Residents said the waves were practically knocking at their back doors.
“There was significant erosion. In some cases actually impacting structures on the beach, houses, and condos,” public works director, John Elias said.
These waves could have caused major...