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Comment on Coastal Barriers

By Catherine M. Welch

Wilmington, NC – The North Carolina Coastal Resources Commission is seeking the public's input on coastal barriers known as terminal groins or jetties.

Groins are structures that extend into the water to limit the migration of sand. And they've been banned in North Carolina since 2003.

Officials in Ocean Isle Beach, Bald Head Island and North Topsail have explored the idea of constructing terminal groins. A study on the feasibility of terminal groins along the North Carolina coast is due to lawmakers by April 1st.

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North Carolina Coastal Resources Commission
Public comment period begins at 4:30pm
New Hanover County Government Center
230 Government Center Drive, Wilmington, NC

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