The City of Myrtle Beach has chosen WK Dickson to perform a pilot study within the Withers Basin. The city has seen significant growth in recent years as development continues to be driven by the tourism industry. However, the tourism industry and development along the coast is largely dependent on the health of the natural resources that attract year-round residents as well as tourists. Sustainable stormwater management is critical to maintaining the health of the city’s natural resources, while also ensuring the public safety of residents, tourists, and business owners.
The city has completed significant infrastructure projects in recent years and is ready to develop a citywide master plan to provide a road map for future proactive stormwater management, for both water quantity and quality. The Withers Basin accurately represents the types of land use issues and challenges that may be faced in a citywide master plan.
Additionally, WK Dickson will work with the city to develop standard operating procedures (SOPs) for completing the balance of the citywide watershed plan. These SOPs can also be used moving forward, beyond the planning process, as road maps for drainage studies are performed in support of proposed private developments.