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NC - More than a mile of Avon beach nourishment project is now complete

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company’s second hopper dredge, the Liberty Island, arrived in Avon and resumed pumping operations on the evening of Friday, July 8, 2022.

As of Sunday, July 10, 2022, the volume from the Liberty Island combined with the amount placed by the first hopper dredge, the Ellis Island, from June 19–29, 2022, totals over 50 percent of the project volume (i.e., 500,000 cubic yards out of 1 million cubic yards). Over one mile of the Avon oceanfront has been nourished, and another approximately 1.5 miles needs to be completed.

Coastal Science & Engineering—which is tasked with managing the beach nourishment project that is being performed in Avon by Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co.—has also released its second newsletter announcing the latest updates on the project.

To read Issue No. 2 of Coastal Science & Engineering’s Avon beach nourishment newsletter, please click the button below.

For more updates and additional information about all of the beach nourishment projects that are taking place throughout Dare County in 2022, please visit www.MoreBeachToLove.com.

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