Latest Video Update

Released September 15
Latest video update regarding beach nourishment projects in the Town of Kitty Hawk & on Hatteras Island near Buxton.

 


Projected 2017 Beach Nourishment Schedules*

Start Date

End Date

Duration

   Buxton

Underway Mid-December   90 days

   Duck

Completed

Completed

Completed

   Southern Shores

Completed Completed Completed

   Kitty Hawk

Underway

Mid-October

74 days

   Kill Devil Hills

Completed

Completed

Completed

*This information is not binding and is meant to provide estimated construction times for planning purposes. The beach nourishment start dates are subject to change. This information will be updated as new information becomes available. Please keep in mind that mobilization operations, including laying subline and assembling land based machinery, will begin approximately one month prior to construction to be ready once the dredge is on site.   

What is beach nourishment? 

Beach nourishment is the process of pumping sand onto an eroding shoreline to widen the existing beach. Sources of sand may include a nearby sandbar, a dredged source such as an inlet or waterway, or an offshore borrow site along the ocean floor. The widened shoreline provides increased defense from coastal storms and beach erosion protecting property, communities and infrastructure located along the shoreline.

Current Beach Nourishment Project Updates

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Hatteras Island - Buxton

2.9 miles of shoreline from the "Haulover" north of Buxton to the oceanfront groin at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse at a cost of 22.1 million dollars.

Friday, September 15, 2017 2:00 p.m. 

Weeks Marine reports that swell from Hurricane Jose is expected to impact the Buxton borrow area and waves may reach as high as 12 feet this weekend and early next week.  Weeks Marine decided to tow the dredge C.R. McCaskill out of the area and head to Norfolk later this afternoon.  The dredge will remain in the safe harbor in Norfolk until the weather passes.

 Wednesday, September 13, 2017 2:30 p.m.  

Weeks Marine reports that the cutterhead dredge C.R. McCaskill has completed dry-dock inspection and was towed from Charleston (SC) to Wilmington (NC) on Wednesday, September 6. After remaining in Wilmington for a few days waiting for the passage of Hurricane Irma, the dredge left Wilmington this morning and is under tow to Buxton. It is expected to arrive at the jobsite by Friday morning, September 15.

The beach crew will be moving dozers, loaders, and other support equipment from the staging area to the beach in front of the north end of the village of Buxton.  The fenced construction zone will be set up in the next couple of days, and pumping is expected to resume shortly after the arrival of the dredge C.R. McCaskill.

In the meantime, the hopper dredge R.N. Weeks departed the dry dock in Louisiana this morning.  It is expected to take approximately 7–10 days for the dredge to arrive in Buxton.  On-site, pre-dredging inspection will be arranged with the Corps of Engineers upon the arrival of the hopper dredge.  R.N. Weeks will use the second landing point located approximately 5,000 feet north of the first landing point, and pumping will proceed south to tie in with the sections that were completed by the cutterhead dredge.

Weeks Marine will continue to monitor the weather, especially the track of Hurricane Jose, and adjust their work plan accordingly.

Buxton Project Map

 
 

Town of Kitty Hawk

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3.58 miles of shoreline, from the Southern Shores to Kill Devil Hills town lines at a construction cost of 18.2 million dollars.

Southern Shores Kitty Hawk Project Map

 

 

Town of Duck

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Town of Kitty Hawk

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Town of Kill Devil Hills

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Town of Duck

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Town of Kitty Hawk

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Town of Kill Devil Hills

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