Stay updated on the beach nourishment projects going on in the Outer Banks. So far the Duck project has been completed. The Buxton and Kitty Hawk beaches are currently underway. Kill Devil Hills, Southern Shores and Duck beach nourishment are completed!
Beach nourishment is the process of pumping sand onto an eroding shoreline to widen the existing beach. Sources of sand may include a nearby sandbar, a dredged source such as an inlet or waterway, or an offshore borrow site along the ocean floor. The widened shoreline provides increased defense from coastal storms and beach erosion protecting property, communities, and infrastructure located along the shoreline.
Keep updated on the changes happening to these nourishment projects over the next few months. You can find details by reading through the Dare County website here.