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A timber pile erosion control structure along Folly Beach in Charleston, South Carolina attempts to hold sand while environmental and man-made conditions work to displace it elsewhere. Natural long-shore sand drift that would replenish these beaches is absent on account of the Charleston Jetties. Folly Beach has been in steady decline since the installation of these structures; many hard erosion-control structures have been installed along the present-day shoreline to attempt a salvage operation of what exists. Frequent beach renourishment pumps offshore sand back onto the beach at enormous cost.