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  • Writer's pictureAl Friedman

Nags Head Beach Nourishment Project

Mother nature had quite the fun here on the Outer Banks in 2018, with numerous coastal storms and crazy weather, areas of Outer Banks beaches are feeling the force. With slim beaches, and homes slipping closer to the ocean, Nags Head has decided to with take on their own Beach Nourishment program. What is beach nourishment? Beach nourishment is the process of pumping sand onto an eroding shoreline to widen the existing beach. Sources of sand may include a nearby sandbar, a dredged source such as an inlet or waterway, or an offshore borrow site along the ocean floor. The widened shoreline provides increased defense from coastal storms and beach erosion protecting property, communities and infrastructure located along the shoreline. The estimated 4 to 5 month project will begin near the Bonnett Street beach access near milepost 11, and extend to the town line near milepost 21. Plans call for nearly 4 million cubic yards of sand to be placed on a 10 mile stretch. Beginning in the spring of 2019 and running throughout the summer. Dune stabilization will also be included in the project such as fencing and sprigging. Lets hope and pray 2019 is an easier year on our beaches.

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