Ever-encroaching sand to be moved again at Jockey’s Ridge

As the dunes migrate steadily south, Jockey’s Ridge State Park plans to move 140,000 cubic yards of sand away from the southeast section of the property near Soundside Road.

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Trucks with Hatchell Inc.will haul most of the sand to the northwest corner of the park near the main access on Carolista Drive.

The park’s Soundside Beach access will likely be closed periodically as 3,000 cubic yards of sand will be used for beach nourishment there.

A similar project had to be done in 2004, when 10,000 dump-truck loads of sand were hauled off from the southwest corner of the park, according to Coastal Review Online. A dumptruck can hold 10 to 14 cubic yards of sand.

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