Shoaling threatens navigation in economically vital Hatteras Inlet, prompting frustrated fishers to dub the South Ferry Channel the “Ditch of Death.” A consultant, responding to conditions, told the Dare County Waterways Commission Monday that continuing to dredge the passage appears “futile.”
The hopper dredge Murden began work Saturday dredging the South Ferry Channel and will work on the problem shoal until April 21.
A 90-day dredging project to deepen and widen the channels within Shallowbag Bay and Roanoke Sound in Manteo was completed last month.
Dare County Board of Commissioners approved the additional funding needed to complete the Hatteras Inlet Dredging Project.
Two Sunset Beach property owners have filed an application to appeal a recently modified state permit to dredge South Jinks Creek.
The Corps of Engineers published Thursday its final environmental review and findings that green-light the elimination of the environmental window for state port harbor dredging.
The representative 16th-century sailing ship Elizabeth II departed Roanoke Island Festival Park Tuesday for its first maintenance haul out since 2017.
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.
Dare County Waterways Commission heard details during its Wednesday meeting on a comprehensive proposal laying out numerous options for disposal of dredge material.
The N.C. Division of Coastal Management has approved the Corps’ request to eliminate the environmental window for dredging at the ports in Morehead City and Wilmington.