Beach Nourishment Update - April 5-11, 2021

The following beach nourishment update is from the Carteret County Shore Protection. 

Photo by the Town of Emerald Isle on April 5, 2021. 

ACTIVE NOURISHMENT ZONES (Spring Break Week 4/5 - 4/11/2021)
Liberty Island = "Line 5", 14th Street heading EAST towards 10th Street, 5th Street, etc.
Ellis Island = "Line 3", Heading EAST from a Pipeline Landing at Scotch Bonnet Dr.  Currently at Hurst Road.  Starting on Line 4 at Rhett Street to head WEST this upcoming weekend.
 

4/5/2021 - SPRING BREAK WEEK UPDATE – LIBERTY ISLAND STARTS AT 14th STREET (LINE 5), ELLIS ISLAND TO FINISH WITH LINE 3 THIS WEEK AND MOVE TO LINE 4 AT RHETT STREET ON OR ABOUT APRIL 10th

PLEASE SEE 4/5/2021 PROGRESS MAP FOR “LINE” LOCATIONS.

Please note we have three submerged pipeline (LINES) that will eventually be in use this week, hence three different zones.   

(1) The easiest one to conceptualize first (see 4/5/2021 PROGRESS MAP) – the hopper dredge Liberty Island refueled over the Easter weekend and has been sent to serve LINE 5, which is located at 14th Street.  Nourishment will proceed EAST of this point thus expect the area near 14th to 10th Street or even beyond to be active this week.

(2) The largest hopper dredge in the U.S , the Ellis Island is currently serving LINE 3 which emerges on the beach at Scotch Bonnet and nourishment has been advancing EAST from this point.  The spreader plate (where the slurry of sand and water outfalls on the beach) was at Hurst Road this morning and will continue east to roughly Fairfax Road to finish pumping from LINE 3 by April 10th, which leads us smartly leads us to….

(3) On or about April 10th (say this upcoming weekend), the Ellis Island will transition to LINE 4 located at Rhett Street and nourishment will advance back to the WEST as depicted in the 4/5/2021 PROGRESS MAP.

Posted by Anna Smith Monday, April 5, 2021 4:38:00 PM