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beach nourishment for southern shores?

Southern Shores may widen the beach at the south end.

With the most stable beaches in northern Dare County, Southern Shores has been the lone hold out on beach nourishment in the county. That may be coming to an end, as the ocean encroaches on beach properties at the southern end of town and the town discusses it’s options, Rob Morris of the Outer Banks Voice reports on what’s happening.

An effective use of beach nourishment. Photo taken 3 years after Nags Head nourishment project. The old high water mark was inside the tire tracks.

An effective use of beach nourishment. Photo taken 3 years after Nags Head nourishment project. The old high water mark was inside the tire tracks.

“If everything were to fall into place quickly, Southern Shores could pump sand onto a small part of its beach as early as this spring and Dare County would probably be able to help pay for it.

Undertaking the project would depend at least partly on public opinion, which will be aired during a hearing Jan. 17 at the Hilton Garden hotel in Kitty Hawk.

Permits will need to be approved quickly. And the contractor already set to start pumping sand onto beaches in Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk and Duck would have to be willing to pick up the extra work.”

 

Is beach nourishment coming to Southern Shores? A meeting at the Hilton Garden Inn on Monday may determine what happens according to the Outer Banks Voice.

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