Sunset Beach proposes dredging to help improve navigational access to canals, a bay area and feeder channel through Jinks Creek, which connects Tubbs Inlet to the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. Source: Sunset Beach

NC - Corps Pulls Sunset Beach Dredge Application

The lingering question of where Sunset Beach will put beach-suitable sand dredged from surrounding waterways has prompted the withdraw of the town’s federal permit application.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has withdrawn the town’s application seeking to dredge roughly 3 miles of waterway and place beach-compatible sand on a little more than 8 acres of oceanfront.

The decision to pull the permit application was made after the town notified the Corps it was looking for a new site on which to place the sand, Jed Cayton, a public affairs specialist with the Corps’ Wilmington district, said in an email.

“The application was withdrawn in response to information provided to the Corps that proposed placement area for the beach compatible material will change,” Cayton said. “The placement location has not been determined yet and this office was unable to make a permit decision with the incomplete project design.”

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