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Ken Willson, with APTIM Coastal Planning and Engineering of North Carolina, Inc., Philip S. Ruckle Jr. photo

Kitty Hawk Town Council receives beach monitoring report

A large portion of the February 4 Kitty Hawk Town Council meeting saw Ken Willson, with APTIM Coastal Planning and Engineering of North Carolina, Inc., provide council members with an overview of the shoreline monitoring report following a 2017 beach nourishment project.

Willson said the project had three main goals:

  • shoreline erosion mitigation
  • flooding reduction
  • reduce the vulnerability of waterfront homes

In cooperation with Dare County, Kitty Hawk joined Kill Devil Hills and Duck in a beach nourishment project to add sand to its 3.6 miles of beach. During the latter stages of the project’s design, Southern Shores experienced a severe erosion episode and about 1,500 feet of its shoreline was added to the project.

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