Carolina Beach Lake Dredging Project

The Carolina Beach Lake dredging project began the last week of March 2017, and is planned for completion by the end of the year.  Once the dredging starts, the contractor will operate from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday – Saturday.  The dredging will be performed from a barge in the lake and we will not be reducing the water in the lake during the dredging.  Work will begin on the east side and progress towards the west.  Most of the dredging will be completed before the Fall, when we typically get the most rains and tropical storms.  We will be posting more information on the project plans, schedules, truck routes on our website.

During the project, the parking lot at the lake will be closed off , and the walking trail will be closed from west of the playground to 3rd street for the entire length of the project.   CLICK HERE for a map of the areas affected by the closure. Other access points may close as the project continues.

This project is an essential step we have to take to manage and preserve this natural resource our community enjoys.  This area benefits the town as a scenic park that our community and visitors enjoy all year round.  It is also home and a habitat to fish and wildlife.  Finally, the lake is extremely important as a stormwater management and flood control system for the community.  Over the past decade we have meticulously worked with federal and state agencies and local representatives to develop a plan to dredge the lake that is least impactful to all the stakeholders listed above.  Once dredged it should be able to continue to serve the community the capacities described above for many more decades.

For operational questions please contact Project Manager Gill Dubois at 910-458-9291 or email  Also, feel free to contact Assistant Town Manager Ed Parvin at (910) 458 2526 anytime to express any issues or concerns.

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                2010 Flood Event at CB Lake
2010 flood event pic
                                Carolina Beach Lake


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