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June 22, 2017, Dare County Beach Nourishment Project, Buxton, North Carolina, Cape Hatteras National Seashore

It’s a wonderful year in Dare County the beach nourishment project is underway. The first time since 1972. It is exactly what beachless Buxton is in need of, to rebuild our beaches so we can all make memories on Cape Hatteras National Seashore for years to come. 😃🙏 Pretty magnificent to watch these machines go in and out of the ocean moving sand.

According to Dare County:

“Pumping began on Wednesday, June 21 for the Buxton beach nourishment project.

The starting point for the project, where subline connects with the onshore pipes, is approximately 1,000 feet north of the northern boundary for the village of Buxton. Crews are currently working on building a pad around the landing point of the subline. Once the pad is completed, construction will initially proceed to the north until reaching the temporary resource protection area that has been established by the National Park Service to protect nesting birds. At that point, crews will move back to the project’s initial starting point and proceed south. When the resource protection area is no longer in place, work will resume to the north. After work is completed to the northern project boundary, work will resume to the south until the project is completed.

The project is expected to be completed in approximately 90 days under normal conditions.”

 

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