Meeting on Holden Beach Scheme This Month

A public hearing on Holden Beach’s proposed 750-foot terminal groin, located just west of Lockwood Folly Inlet and Oak Island, is scheduled for September 24 at Holden Beach Town Hall, 110 Rothschild St., according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District.

Written comments on the statement will be accepted until October 13 and the engineers will use the feedback to determine what kind of impact the project will have.

The proposed terminal groin is one component of the Town of Holden Beach’s ongoing comprehensive beach management program, described in the Holden Beach 2009 Beach Management Plan.

A terminal groin structure on the eastern end of Holden Beach is an alternative that is being considered as the preferred method to reduce the high erosion losses that have historically occurred at the east end of Holden Beach, in addition to proactive sand management of Lockwoods Folly Inlet.

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