Additional Beach Nourishment Funding Approved Following Florence
CAROLINA BEACH - Hurricane Florence eroded the beach front in Carolina Beach and Kure Beach. A project was already scheduled in the spring of 2019 to pump sand onto the beach front.
The Army Corp of Engineers consider that erosion an emergency and that funding be secured to help mitigate the impacts of Florence.
Florence brought strong surf conditions to New Hanover County beaches. In many areas dunes suffered heavy erosion leaving twelve to fifteen foot high escarpments or cliffs.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Wilmington District announced that the periodic nourishment contract was awarded on Nov. 30, 2018, at a cost of approximately $17.4-million to Weeks Marine, Incorporated.