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Thought this article was interesting on beach erosion. I spent all last year in South Haven, MI doing consulting work. The Barriers were placed on South Haven’s beach to protect South Haven from Lake Michigan high water. This was an Army Corps of Engineers funded project.

Article and video of construction of barriers:

Article and Video of how It protected the beach just a week later.

For more information go to

These Hesco barriers been around since the 1980's for quick military protection and have been used for flooding and erosion protection after Hurricane Katrina. They cost $250 for every 15 feet.  Installation is not difficult ; they say you can install 10 miles in 4 to 5 days. South Haven project similar to what we would need was done in less then a full day. These are temporary or semi permanent-structures that can be taken down and reused or repositioned.

I'm estimating we have about 1,500 feet of beach to protect. (approximately 25k or only $166 a cottage).
Each unit requires 1 cubic yard of sand and they also can be built out or stacked.

I attached some videos if you have not already watched . The barriers also can be repositioned at anytime as water level improves.

What is a HESCO barrier anyway?


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