County to Pay Half of Nags Head Beach Nourishment Costs

The Dare County Board of Commissioners has agreed to bear 50% of the cost of the upcoming Nags Head Beach Nourishment project.

Following a presentation from Nags Head Mayor Bob Edwards and Manager Cliff Ogburn, the Board of Commissioners unanimously agreed to pay for half – up to $13 million – of the nourishment costs.

According to the Dare County, these funds will be used to maintain the town’s 10 mile beach nourishment project that was originally constructed in 2011. The last project had a price tag of $36 million and involved placing 4.6 million cubic yards of sand on the beach.

Manager Cliff Ogburn commented that the first project had been holding up surprisingly well for the first five years, with only a 10% loss until Hurricane Matthew hit in 2016. “Now we’re at about a forty percent loss.”

Ogburn added that the town wants to have the necessary permitting done as soon as possible in order to “be in a position to be able to nourish in 2018 at the earliest and possibly 2019“.

Money needed for the next round of Nags Head’s beach works will come from the shoreline management fund which is funded by occupancy tax collected specifically for beach nourishment projects.

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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