The Final Environmental Impact Statement for the long-term (50 years) nourishment of Bogue Banks beaches (including Emerald Isle's ~ 12 miles of beach) and the management of a stable main channel in Bogue Inlet (and protection of The Point) is nearing approval, and we expect formal Federal and State permits to be issued this summer. This effort, led by the Carteret County Beach Commission / Shore Protection Office on behalf of Emerald Isle and other towns, will greatly simplify and expedite the permitting for future beach nourishment and inlet management projects.
The Town hopes to utilize the new Federal and State permits for a new beach nourishment project in winter 2018-19, depending on the availability of State funding assistance. Design work is currently underway for an approximately 3 mile beach nourishment project in eastern Emerald Isle, roughly between the Indian Beach town line and the Town's Eastern Ocean Regional Access. If State funding is awarded, work should occur in winter 2018-19. If State funding is not awarded, the project will be delayed until winter 2019-20, pending another State funding request.
The Town is pleased to see this effort come to a beneficial conclusion, and appreciates the hard work of all involved!
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 8:25:00 AM