A major beach nourishment is underway that will pump four million cubic yards of sand onto the beaches of the northern Outer Banks starting this Spring.
The upcoming effort marks the first time the towns of Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills have embarked on a beach nourishment project. Several beach nourishment projects have already been completed on the Outer Banks. Mirlo Beach received sand in 2014 and The Town of Nags Head also completed a major nourishment project in 2011 that covered 10 miles and oh how beautiful do Our Outer Banks Sandy Beaches are looking now in Nags Head.
The project will place approximately 1,180,000 cubic yards of sand from and offshore borrow source back onto Duck beaches so that existing dunes are 20 feet wide and 20 feet high with a berm of approximately 200 feet.
In early March the town of Southern Shores joined the other three municipalities, signing on to have sand pumped onto 2500 feet of its beach primarily in front of Pelican Watch community.
Kitty Haw includes the town's entire shoreline covering approximately 3.58 miles of beach, spanning the northern border of Southern Shores south to the Kill Devil Hills town line. Kill Devil Hills will include 2.6 miles.
I'm looking forward to the beach nourishment and those white sandy beaches. For more up to date information on beach nourishment projects in Dare Count, visit www.morebeachtolove.com