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Why doesn’t the Wrightsville Beach sand nourishment project replenish the entire beach?

Sand is pumped onto the beach as part of the dredging and nourishing of Wrightsville Beach on May 1, 2014. StarNews photo by Mike Spencer.

Sand is pumped onto the beach as part of the dredging and nourishing of Wrightsville Beach on May 1, 2014. StarNews photo by Mike Spencer.

Q. Why is the Wrightsville Beach replenishment project ending at the hotel. Why isn’t it the whole beach?

A. That’s the only part of the beach that can be replenished, per the town’s federal authorization.

“In the past, there was nothing north of the inlet that was there, and it was not authorized federally,” said Town Manager Tim Owens. “We can’t go any further than that unless we have a different authorization.”

RELATED LINKS:

StarNews: Wrightsville Beach dredging could continue through Memorial Day

Will a dredging project add sound to Masonboro Island in 2014?

Why can’t Carolina Beach build rock jetties like Wrightsville Beach’s at the Carolina Inlet?

 

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