Louisiana-based Next Generation Logistics is contracted to open channels to the national seashore with suitable material to be used for beach nourishment to protect Cape Lookout Lighthouse and nearby historic structures.
Corps of Engineers
The proposed deepening and widening of the Wilmington Harbor to accommodate larger ships is the latest in what Cape Fear River advocates say is a long list of threats.
The public will be able to speak with Corps staff who will be at different stations to talk about the plan to deepen and widen the main shipping channel in the Cape Fear River.
The Army Corps of Engineers’ Wilmington District has published a notice of intent to prepare an environmental study for North Topsail Beach’s proposed shoreline hardening.
The Corps of Engineers now says it has authority to follow the deepest natural water, or best water, in the Rollinson Channel Navigation Project linking Hatteras and Ocracoke islands.
Army Corps of Engineers Wilmington District announced Wednesday that the new official route and that the original location will no longer be maintained.
The Army Corps of Engineers’ action follows a federal judge’s ruling that the agreement with the state to eliminate the restrictions on hopper dredging meant to protect federally listed species was illegal.
A Corps of Engineers-contracted dredge is to start clearing shoaling in the state ferry channel leading into Ocracoke’s Silver Lake Terminal, the N.C. Department of Transportation announced Tuesday.
The Army Corps of Engineers says its five-year-old rule blocking local governments, marinas and private entities from using its dredged material disposal sites will remain.
The Corps is reevaluating the Topsail Island town’s proposed 50-year federal project now that North Topsail Beach has backed out of the partnership.
Other New Hanover County towns’ beach nourishment work was slowed when the dredge encountered tires from old artificial reefs but the known offshore debris field isn’t halting Wrightsville Beach’s plans to pump sand from its new borrow site.
An area of Oregon Inlet along the Marc Basnight Bridge was completely shoaled in, officials said Friday.
Comments on proposed alternatives designed to reduce on-going flood risks throughout the Neuse River Basin will be accepted until May 25.
The Army Corps of Engineers is seeking public comment on plans to fill in ditches and wetlands for the energy project that would tie into Dominion Energy’s existing Winfall to Mackeys transmission line in North Carolina.
Coastal Carolina Riverwatch says the permitting public notice for Martin Marietta’s proposed expansion of its limestone quarry in Maysville is vague and may not convey the full extent of environmental effects.
Dana Matics, assistant operations project manager with the Army Corps of Engineers, will give a talk April 19 on “Cape Fear River Locks and Dams: Past, Present, and Future” at the Southport Community Building.