USA: CRC Schedules Hearings on Beach Erosion

The NC Coastal Resources Commission will conduct eight public hearings during August and September on a proposal to incorporate updated long-term average annual erosion rates into the state’s oceanfront development rules.

Hearings will take place in each of the eight coastal counties that contain ocean shoreline.

The schedule is as follows:

· 5 p.m. Aug. 28 – New Hanover County Government Center, 230 Government Center Drive, Wilmington

· 5 p.m. Aug. 29 – Sea Trail Golf Resort and Convention Center, 75A Clubhouse Road, Sunset Beach

· 2 p.m. Sept. 5 – Ocracoke Volunteer Fire Department, 215 Back Road, Ocracoke

· 5 p.m. Sept. 6 – NC Division of Coastal Management, 400 Commerce Ave., Morehead City

· 3 p.m. Sept. 11 – Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, 1160 Village Lane, Corolla

· 7 p.m. Sept. 11 – Kill Devil Hills Town Hall, 102 Town Hall Drive, Kill Devil Hills

· 3 p.m. Sept. 13 – Surf City Town Hall, 241 North New River Drive, Surf City

· 5 p.m. Sept. 18 – North Topsail Beach City Hall, 2008 Loggerhead Court, North Topsail Beach.

A long-term average annual erosion rate is based on the average amount of erosion that occurs each year over a period of about 50 years. By measuring movement of the ocean shoreline over a long period of time, the NC Division of Coastal Management is able to develop a more accurate representation of the net shoreline change, taking into account normal shoreline movement, beach renourishment and storms.

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Dredging Today Staff, August 15, 2012

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