Southern Shores officials are holding a hearing March 16 to collect feedback on funding options for the town’s proposed beach erosion control and flood and hurricane protection works project.
Residents could pay less in taxes than initially thought to fund the Avon Beach Nourishment project if approved.
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.
A nearly $14 million beach nourishment project for south Nags Head to replace sand lost during 2019’s Hurricane Dorian was approved by town leaders.
Maintenance dredging at the harbor for the state port in Morehead City and simultaneous beach nourishment project for 2.5 miles of Atlantic Beach oceanfront is one-third complete.
Carteret County is readying for Phase III to begin on Feb. 20 of the Post-Florence Renourishment Project, when 2 million cubic yards of sand will be used to nourish 9.4 miles of beach in Emerald Isle.
Dare County has scheduled a virtual presentation and meeting to discuss the proposed beach nourishment project in Avon.
North Topsail Beach officials say the town now has federal approval to begin Hurricane Florence dune restoration work that was supposed to have begun in November.
Dare County’s plan to fund sand pumping in Southern Shores and Avon by withholding $1.4 million in beach nourishment funds from each of the five oceanfront communities met pushback from Nags Head commissioners.
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.
Dare County has struck a deal with federal agencies to mine sand from the outer continental shelf for a one-time beach re-nourishment project to begin next spring for Duck, Kill Devil Hills and Kitty Hawk.