Water Level and Salinity Variability Drivers in Singleton Swash, Horry County, South Carolina

Singleton Swash is a small tidal creek that traverses the beachface and periodic modification of the channel is required to prevent erosion of adjacent properties.  Horry County has funded bathymetric and hydrodynamic studies of the Swash and currently supports a solar-powered camera mounted north of the Swash atop Sands Beach Club that provides a four year time-series of the migration of the Swash across the beachface.  Local residents have reported changes in water levels within Singleton Swash and are concerned that periodic alterations to the Singleton Swash channel are influencing water levels and could potentially impact the local ecosystem and their property.