The Changing Carolina Coast: Sand Is Everywhere, Except When It Isn’t

Posted In Beach Nourishment, Erosion, Inform

Topsail beach erosion, North Carolina. Photo courtesy of: © Denis Delestrac


According to a database created by Western Carolina University’s Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines, more than $500 million has been spent rebuilding North Carolina’s beaches. Since 1983, we’ve spent about $100 million alone replacing Highway 12, built on the sands of the Outer Banks…

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