Recreational and commercial charter boats rely on the successful dredging of the Carolina Beach Inlet. Dredging is necessary to keep the inlet open so traffic can safely maneuver their vessels to and from the ICW and ocean. The US Army Corps of Engineers performed maintenance dredging in the Carolina Beach Inlet as recently as April.”
Local municipalities and the Carolina Beach Inlet Association have kept the lines of communications open with leader at both county and state levels, to ensure the funding for this crucial project are maintained as Carolina Beach Inlet serves as a vital source of economic growth for Pleasure Island businesses.
“The US Army of Corps of Engineers will dredge at the 100% range at an 8’ depth and 65% at the 8’+2’ depth and a full 150’ wide which will continue safe and successful passage of recreational and commercial charter boats.” http://islandgazette.net/news-server9/index.php/news/local-news1/item/1776-maintenance-dredging-of-carolina-beach-inlet-wrapping-up-this-week.
The sand that is dredged will be relocated offshore approximately 200 yards from the Carolina Beach Fishing Pier and the funding for this dredging will come from the US Army Corp of Engineers, the State of North Carolina, New Hanover County and Carolina Beach. For more information about inlet issues, visit our website or follow us on Facebook.