Bald Head Island could become the first N.C. community to build a terminal groin since lawmakers reversed the ban on such structures. First, they must clear a number of hurdles.
Figuratively speaking, that is. The feathered kind, like the little piping plover, will likely suffer if Figure Eight Island builds its proposed terminal groin at Rich Inlet, environmentalists say.
In an attempt to appease reluctant property owners, those pushing for a terminal groin on Figure Eight Island have proposed moving it farther north.
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.
Bald Head Island is moving ahead with plans to build an almost 2,000-foot-long terminal groin to control erosion. A planned public hearing on the project that had been set for tonight has been cancelled.
A new design and location for a proposed terminal groin at Figure Eight Island are so extensive that the Army Corps of Engineers should restart the review process, says the N.C. Coastal Federation.
Officials on Bald Head Island in the mouth of the Cape Fear River are asking for a host of changes to state rules that they say are needed to allow them to better control worsening erosion.
A move by coastal senators to scuttle a 2011 compromise on the use of terminal groins to halt beach erosion has gotten a cold reception from the McCrory Administration.
Small jetties, called terminal groins, could be built at all the inlets along the N.C. coast, under a bill that a state Senate committee passed yesterday, and state taxpayers could be asked to pay for all of them.
Wildlife habitat and a popular playground for people will likely be lost if Figure Eight Island builds a small jetty to protect a handful of houses.
The panel’s chairman, though, defends the decision to rely instead on a federal process to ensure that the requirements of a state law on terminal groins are met.
Family members of the late Odell Williamson own most of the properties that would benefit directly from a proposed terminal groin project at Ocean Isle Beach, according to an analysis by the N.C. Coastal Federation.
Federal and state agencies have asked for more study of a proposed terminal groin project on Figure Eight Island, and one federal agency has recommended that the proposal be denied until more information is provided.
Four communities are planning to take advantage of a new state law that allows small jetties, called groins, to be built at inlets to control beachfront erosion. Figure Eight Island near Wilmington is the farthest along.
The N.C. Division of Coastal Management is grappling with many unknowns as it works with applicants to implement a new state law that allows as many as four small jetties, called terminal groins, to be built at inlets along the beach.