Earlier this year three New Hanover beach towns learned there was no appropriation for longstanding shoreline nourishment projects, since then Army Corps of Engineers has shifted funds for Kure and Carolina beaches, but not Wrightsville Beach, for now.
Longtime Carteret County Shore Protection Office manager Greg Rudolph has resigned, effective Nov. 12.
Contractors expect to get underway in mid-November on the Brunswick County town’s long-planned $11.4 million, 1,050-foot terminal groin as well as a beach nourishment project with sand from Shallotte Inlet.
Carteret County officials hope to begin a proposed project to dredge east Taylor’s Creek and use the sand to nourish areas on Radio Island by the end of the year.
Nags Head has applied for federal approval to dredge and place 975,000 cubic yards of beach-quality sediments along a 4.5-mile section of oceanfront shoreline.
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.
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.
The Onslow County Board of Commissioners and the North Topsail Beach Board of Aldermen have scheduled a joint special meeting next week to discuss the town’s desire for money from county occupancy tax coffers to pay for beach nourishment.
The goal is to find enough sand to supply beach nourishment needs for the 47 remaining years in Carteret County’s 50-year beach nourishment master plan.
The Army Corps of Engineers is asking for comment on a proposed project to dredge 1 million cubic yards of sand to be placed on 2.5 miles of oceanfront shoreline in Avon.
The Army Corps of Engineers is asking for public comment on a proposed beach nourishment project in Buxton.
The districts are proposed for the southernmost end of town and would generate revenue to pay for the town’s beach erosion control and flood and hurricane protection projects.
The action creates two municipal service districts in Avon that will be taxed to help foot the bill of a $12.68 million beach nourishment project.
Dare County commissioners are set to hold a public hearing to consider proposed county service districts to help pay for a proposed more than $12 million beach nourishment project to address N.C. 12 overwash in Avon.
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.
The Coastal Resources Commission says the temporary, oversized sandbags in place at a condo complex in North Topsail Beach can remain for another five years.