Town leaders consider their options for controlling severe erosion at the island’s north end, including the possibility of building a terminal groin.
Beach & Inlet Management
Contractors say this Outer Banks town should be planning for a jetty at its south end, three years after an unprecedented 10-mile beach re-nourishment project.
The county will spend $300,000 toward an effort to dredge the inlet, which has become so dangerous that the Coast Guard is assuming broader power to regulate boat traffic.
While some N.C. beach communities are rushing to build terminal groins to control erosion, Carteret County found that they would be too expensive and probably ineffective at Bogue Inlet.
The N.C. Coastal Resources Commission yesterday gave North Topsail Beach the green light to build a massive sandbag wall to protect beachfront houses.
Thanks to a new state law, New Hanover County may begin to consistently funnel money to help maintain relocated Mason Inlet.
Soon the public will have a chance to comment on a series of proposals aimed to change the way inlets are managed, such as extending the time “window” for dredging and beach re-nourishment into turtle and bird nesting seasons.
New Hanover County wants to be relieved of monitoring shorebirds at relocated Mason Inlet after a third of the way through a 30-year commitment.
After listening to the public and consulting the experts, the superintendent of Cape Lookout National Seashore decided to back away from his controversial request that dredged sand be considered to shore up the eroding end of Shackleford Banks.
The Ports Authority claims that wood pellet plants in Morehead City and Wilmington would have no significant effects on the environment. Others seek a more thorough evaluation.
Today is the deadline for the state’s Oregon Inlet Land Acquisition Task Force to submit its report on ways the state can acquire Oregon Inlet and surrounding lands. Many questions still remain.
Three proposed terminal groin projects in Brunswick County aren’t likely to see much money if voters approve an increase in the county sales tax.
As a dredge makes its way to the nearly impassable Oregon Inlet once again, a legislative task force hurries to finish its report on the state’s plans for taking over the inlet and adjacent land on the Outer Banks in Dare County.
The Coastal Resource Commission’s inlet management study won’t be meeting its deadline to state legislators. The results of the study will be the basis for policy decisions on a series of complex issues relating to inlets.
A task force created by the state legislature is studying ways to acquire Oregon Inlet and adjacent lands. With the land in hand, the state could then resurrect the old plan to build jetties at the inlet.
The first of four meetings to hear what people think are the best ways to manage the developed inlets along the N.C. coast will be held this week in Buxton.