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.
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Inlet channel maintenance made simpler: Go with the flow
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.
Hatteras Inlet channel realignment is federally approved
Army Corps of Engineers Wilmington District announced Wednesday that the new official route and that the original location will no longer be maintained.
Corps reinstates seasonal dredging window at state ports
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.
Dredging to begin in Bigfoot Slough this weekend
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.
Corps policy has caused nonfederal dredging costs to soar
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.
Corps begins new look at Surf City’s 50-year beach plan
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.
Tiresome issue won’t stop Wrightsville Beach sand project
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.
Oregon Inlet unnavigable by most vessels: Army Corps
An area of Oregon Inlet along the Marc Basnight Bridge was completely shoaled in, officials said Friday.
Corps seeks input on Neuse River Basin flooding study
Comments on proposed alternatives designed to reduce on-going flood risks throughout the Neuse River Basin will be accepted until May 25.
Timbermill Wind plans 45-turbine facility near Edenton
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.
Riverwatch says details needed on Belgrade mine expansion
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.
Third Tuesday talk to explore Cape Fear’s locks and dams
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.
Army Corps to begin work on Carolina Beach nourishment
The $20 million project was expected to start Friday.
Martin Marietta seeks to expand Belgrade limestone mine
The 1,605-acre mine is within the White Oak River Basin in Jones County.
Corps suspends nationwide clean water permitting action
The Army Corps of Engineers, citing a recent court decision in California throwing out Trump-era regulatory changes affecting water quality certifications under section 401 of the Clean Water Act, has put a hold on permitting decisions under its nationwide permit program.