Q. Why is the beach dredge at Carolina Beach pumping sand from between Masonboro Island and Carolina Beach and not working directly at the mouth of the inlet digging a new boating channel?
A. The dredging project has nothing to do with inlet maintenance; the current project is for storm damage reduction, or beach renourishment. During those types of projects, the Army Corps of Engineers only uses sand that matches the composition of what’s currently on the beach, hence the placement of the dredge and the pipeline.
Date posted: May 23, 2013
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