Erosion threatens South Carolina woods

A washout in a South Carolina forest is causing concern among some locals regarding erosion.

Hitchcock Woods in Aiken, South Carolina, is one of the largest urban forests in the country, according to WJBF News Channel 6, an ABC affiliate.

Doug Rabold, the executive director of the Hitchcock Woods Foundation, told the news source that the river only flows following rain, but when it does it causes serious problems. The river – or perhaps more accurately, the canyon – is now more than 20 feet deep and every time it rains it just gets deeper and wider, imperiling the historic woods.

Rabold is sounding the alarm that something needs to be done to prevent erosion from taking over the area.

“Hopefully, we can get our minds together and find the funding to expedite and accelerate this process, because the longer we wait, frankly, the more expensive it could potentially become,” he told the news source.

Erosion is a serious problem in many parts of the country and those experienced with the problem often turn to Impact Absorbents’ Straw Wattle for Erosion Control. 

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