Beach News

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Beach News is a courtesy service provided by the Carteret County Shore Protection Office that furnishes on-line news relevant to the beaches of North Carolina with special emphasis to Carteret County.  Please visit http://www.carteretcountync.gov/list.aspx if you wish to be added to or removed from the "Beach News" distribution list.   Recent "Beach News" is provided below.


BEACH NEWS for 2019

1/15/19
What’s Going on with the New Dare County Flood Maps?
https://islandfreepress.org/blog/01112019editors-blog-whats-going-on-with-the-new-dare-county-flood-maps/ 

Beach renourishment project for Carolina, Kure beaches set to begin in February
http://www.wect.com/2019/01/10/beach-renourishment-project-carolina-kure-beaches-set-begin-february/

Norfolk's $112 million flooding plan will fortify one neighborhood — and test other solutions
https://pilotonline.com/news/local/environment/article_6266e882-1819-11e9-99ff-23a687267a29.html 

Law Tweaks Coastal Barrier Resource Act
https://www.coastalreview.org/2019/01/law-tweaks-coastal-barrier-resource-act/ 

Frequent flooding causes Nags Head to get creative about resolving problems
https://pilotonline.com/news/local/article_05f76bec-15d2-11e9-976a-4708859dbe53.html

Spate of Fed, State Bills Would Block Drilling
https://www.coastalreview.org/2019/01/spate-of-fed-state-bills-would-block-drilling/

1/10/19
Project is potential win-win for Holden Beach and for county
https://www.brunswickbeacon.com/content/project-potential-win-win-holden-beach-and-county 

Artificial reefs and other big ideas under discussion at SC flood panel
https://www.postandcourier.com/news/artificial-reefs-and-other-big-ideas-under-discussion-at-sc/article_3533478c-105f-11e9-9330-2b8131e6d3a3.html 

Parts of NC coastline need help due to Hurricane Florence
https://wcti12.com/weather/hurricane-stories/parts-of-nc-coastline-need-help-due-to-hurricane-florence 

NC State Ports Authority Seeks Water Injection Dredge Design-Build & Demonstration Project
http://dredgewire.com/article/8924/nc-state-ports-authority-seeks-water-injection-dredge-design-build-demonstration-project

California Coastal Commission To Recommend Eminent Domain To Combat Sea-Level Rise?
https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/california-coastal-commission-to-30729/


1/7/19
Largest sand dune on the Outer Banks is moving, threatening nearby homes
https://pilotonline.com/news/local/environment/article_4551f2b8-104f-11e9-97a4-2f2a4e13c1e7.html 

This plant can help save our Lowcountry beaches — and give a salty crunch to our salads
https://www.islandpacket.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/untamed-lowcountry/article224013065.html 

Another half million to go toward tackling Nags Head flooding
https://outerbanksvoice.com/2019/01/07/another-half-million-to-go-toward-tackling-nags-head-flooding/ 

Their view: Federal flood insurance is a mess and it’s going to be expensive to fix 
https://www.timesleader.com/opinion/op-ed/729293/their-view-federal-flood-insurance-is-a-mess-and-its-going-to-be-expensive-to-fix


1/4/19
CRC: Changes to Dune Rules Add Flexibility
https://www.coastalreview.org/2019/01/crc-changes-to-dune-rules-add-flexibility/ 

Update: Surf City approves ‘megadecks’ on ‘unbuildable’ oceanfront dune lots 
https://portcitydaily.com/local-news/2019/01/02/surf-city-will-vote-on-allowing-megadecks-on-unbuildable-oceanfront-dune-lots/

Mason Inlet dredging runs $3.3 million
http://luminanews.com/2019/01/mason-inlet-dredging-runs-3-3-million/ 

Massive Outer Banks sand dunes creep toward homes. Can they be stopped?
https://www.newsobserver.com/news/state/north-carolina/article223864770.html 

1/2/19
Lidar accelerates hurricane recovery in the Carolinas 
https://phys.org/news/2018-12-lidar-hurricane-recovery-carolinas.html

USACE Selects 10 Beneficial Use Dredge Material Projects 
https://www.dredgingtoday.com/2018/12/31/usace-selects-10-beneficial-use-dredge-material-projects/ 

‘Wild card’ federal funding to pay SC rookery Crab Bank renourishment
https://www.postandcourier.com/news/wild-card-federal-funding-to-pay-sc-rookery-crab-bank/article_a9ccdda8-0d0b-11e9-84af-57b920b6a0b5.html

Ever-encroaching sand to be moved again at Jockey’s Ridge
https://outerbanksvoice.com/2018/12/31/ever-encroaching-sand-to-be-moved-again-at-jockeys-ridge/ 

A reader asked about a living shoreline project. Here's the status and what's coming next.
https://pilotonline.com/ask/article_f81cbce2-ffc5-11e8-a9be-bf66c50a2220.html 

Fresh Christmas Trees Useful After Holidays
https://www.coastalreview.org/2019/01/fresh-christmas-trees-useful-after-holidays/ 

Freeman Park property owners allege town is using public trust doctrine to run for-profit operation
https://portcitydaily.com/local-news/2019/01/01/freeman-park-property-owners-allege-town-is-using-public-trust-doctrine-to-run-for-profit-operation/