According to the U.S Army Corps of Engineers, the boaters in Carolina Beach can expect to cruise through the inlet in another week or two.
The Corps expects its side-caster dredge Merritt to finish clearing New Topsail Inlet in Pender County by June 8.
The Carolina Beach Inlet is next on the list.
This dredger already passed through New Hanover County shores, but left for some emergency work in the northern part of the state, according to wect.com.
“The Carolina Beach Inlet needs to be at least 8 feet deep, so the job should take about a week,” stated Roger Bullock with the Army Corps of Engineers.
Dredging Today Staff, June 6, 2012; Image: usace