But Will Berson, a coastal policy analyst with the Georgia Conservancy, said the corps' options are limited.
Renourishment â€" adding tons of sand to the beach â€" may be the only way to preserve it, he
And although he
compared the process to trying to "hold back the sea," he
said a case can be made to do it in this situation.
"As an environmentalist, you could definitely look at it as wasteful spending ... but they dug the channel a long time ago and only now are we piecing together the way these things work," Berson
said."In a sense the damage was done.