Various solutions have been put forward to address persistent and increasingly disruptive problems affecting navigation in constantly changing Hatteras Inlet, a vital route for Outer Banks residents and the economy.
A nor-easter in May exacerbated already difficult conditions for transportation and businesses that rely on navigable Outer Banks inlets, as officials contend with both federal and private dredge fleets that are stretched thin.
An area of Oregon Inlet along the Marc Basnight Bridge was completely shoaled in, officials said Friday.
The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division has increased the number of scheduled runs to 26 daily departures from each side, but shoaling is limiting ferry size and the number of vehicles carried.
A recent dredge project has turned back years of erosion for a dredge spoil island near the federal channel in the Cape Fear River that supports colonies of royal terns and sandwich terns.
The Oregon Inlet Task Force will manage Miss Katie, currently under construction, once the dredge is ready and delivered to Dare County.
Second in a new special reporting series on federal infrastructure spending and North Carolina’s navigation needs looks at the federal funds secured to maintain navigational channels and inlets in Dare and Hyde counties.
Millions of dollars in federal spending are set to be put to use clearing shoaling in North Carolina’s inlets, harbors and channels. First in a new special reporting series.
Dare County Board of Commissioners Chairman Bob Woodard highlighted last year’s projects and outlined what’s to come in the year ahead Wednesday during the annual State of the County.
Dare County Waterways Commission members have heard from fishermen and boat captains that the recent dredging of Hatteras Inlet’s South Ferry Channel improved navigation.
The Army Corps of Engineers is accepting public input on proposed dredging operations in Hatteras 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.
The Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $3.8 million contract to an Indiana-based company for maintenance dredging of highly shoaled areas in the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway.
Dare County Waterways Commission grapple with managing the chronic shoaling in Hatteras Inlet’s South Ferry Channel.
Coastal advocacy groups filed a legal challenge last week over the Army Corps of Engineers’ decision removing seasonal environmental restrictions on hopper dredging of the state port harbors at Wilmington and Morehead City.
Gov. Roy Cooper has signed a bill exempting dredge projects from the state requirement that local governments get three bids before awarding contracts.