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BEACH NOURISHMENT (Coastal Storm Risk Management)

2013 dredging - CopyUPDATES  2-23-2019:  The project has begun!  Weeks Marine, the company hired by the US Army Corps of Engineers has placed pipe through Freeman Park and continuing south of the Pier that will be used to pump sand from the inlet.  

While the beach nourishment project is being done, the work area will be roped off.  The public is not allowed in that area while work is being performed due to hazardous conditions such as soft, sinking sand and heavy equipment usage.


You can now access information about the projects timeline and estimated locations by using the Corps' new Project Tracking Tool. CLICK HERE to see the updated schedule and find out when the project will be near you or your home! Please read disclaimer below.

The Project Tracking Tool displays the current sand placement status for ongoing nourishment within the Carolina Beach and Vicinity, NC project, which includes two distinct areas named Carolina Beach and Area South. Area South includes the southern shoreline of Carolina Beach and all of Kure Beach. Currently, only the Carolina Beach placement area is shown. The Corps will add the Area South placement area to this website map after pre-placement surveys have been fully evaluated and a final Area South placement footprint has been established.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW the presentation given by Jim Medlock of the US Army Corps of Engineers at the February 12th Council Meeting.  The project is scheduled to begin on Saturday, February 16th and be finished by April 30th.

The Town of Carolina Beach has had a federally funded Coastal Storm Risk Management (CSRM)  program for over 50 years. The initial project was constructed in 1965 by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and they still manage it today. 

The CSRM project covers a 2.7 mile area of shoreline in Carolina Beach and 3.4 miles in Kure Beach.  The nourishment occurs every three years the next project is scheduled to occur in early Spring 2019. The re-nourish project expires in December 2020, and the  USACE is currently performing an extension study.
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The USACE works closely with the Town to provide information about upcoming projects to the public. Below you will find links of detailed information on recent evaluations and reports:

  • CLICK HERE for a copy of the USACE Carolina Beach Portion of the Beach Renourishment Evaluation Report
  • CLICK HERE to view updated plans dated October 2018 and specifications for the 2019 renourishment project
  • CLICK HERE to view funding information for the nourishment project