The American Shore and Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) have awarded the City of South Padre Island the Best Restored Beaches for 2019. The ASBPA released its much-anticipated annual list of the nation’s best-restored beaches. This year’s list provides representation from the mid-Atlantic, south Atlantic, Pacific and Gulf coasts.
South Padre Island was selected due to its innovative method of utilizing sand tracing techniques and a nearshore berm. It involved close coordination with the US Army Corps of Engineers, US Geological Survey, Partrac Geomarine Inc., Texas A&M University at Galveston and the City to assemble this massive study within six months.