The Holden Beach Coastal Storm Risk Management Project General Reevaluation Study is to consider feasibility and alternatives for federal participation in cost-shared management measures including beach nourishment for up to 50 years.
Beach & Inlet Management
North Topsail Beach will not be committing to a joint multi-million-dollar beach nourishment project with Surf City and the Army Corps of Engineers.
Shoaling threatens navigation in economically vital Hatteras Inlet, prompting frustrated fishers to dub the South Ferry Channel the “Ditch of Death.” A consultant, responding to conditions, told the Dare County Waterways Commission Monday that continuing to dredge the passage appears “futile.”
Those who spoke during a public hearing Saturday largely opposed a plan to assess property owners according to district to pay for a proposed $672 million beach project.
Two Sunset Beach property owners have filed an application to appeal a recently modified state permit to dredge South Jinks Creek.
Congressman Greg Murphy says he supports efforts by state legislators and others that could allow long-debated jetties to be built at Oregon Inlet.
A month after learning that no federal dollars were appropriated for New Hanover County beach nourishment in the Corps’ 2021 work plan, officials are still pushing for funding.
The Coastal Resources Commission has granted Carolina Beach a variance allowing the seasonal installation of mats that provide beach access for people who use wheelchairs.
Federal, state and local officials in coastal North Carolina are taking new approaches toward sand management and ever more serious beach erosion and channel shoaling.
North Topsail Beach won’t use a town-wide property tax increase solely to pay for a $672 million, 50-year federal beach renourishment project, but the creation of two new tax districts appears likely.
North Topsail Beach Aldermen have instructed the town’s attorney to notify the Corps of Engineers that the town will join a beach renourishment agreement with the Corps and Surf City.
Sunset Beach is now seeking state and federal permits to place beach-compatible sand offshore, after oceanfront property owners refused easements for the controversial Jinks Creek dredge project.
The Corps says eliminating the environmental limit on when hopper dredging of federal channels is allowed at North Carolina ports would save millions of dollars.
North Topsail Beach aldermen say a tax increase, new fees could be tapped to pay for a 50-year plan to renourish its beaches, as the town continues to pay for a sand project completed five years ago.
Surf City will spend about $25 million on 6-mile berm and dune system built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from the town’s southern boundary with Topsail Beach to the northern end of Topsail Island.
Dare County officials have given the go-ahead for a private partner to proceed with a contract with a Louisiana firm to build a dredge.