New Rules to Ease Sandbag Restrictions, NC

Posted In Erosion, News, Shoreline Armoring
Nov
21

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Rows of houses with overlapping sandbag walls create huge problems. The walls do as much damage to the beach as hardened seawalls. Caption and photograph courtesy of: © Gary Lazorick, for Coastal Care.

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Proposed new rules will make it easier for beachfront land owners to build sandbag walls and leave them in place for longer periods.

Members of the state panel directed by the N.C. General Assembly to create the rules expressed fears that the new, looser restrictions could result in hardened beaches along the entire N.C. coast…

Read Full Article, Coastal Review Online

Sandbagged: The Undoing of a Quarter Century of North Carolina Coastal Conservation, Op Ed by Gary Lazorick (07-04-2011)
Rows of houses with overlapping sandbag walls create huge problems. The walls do as much damage to the beach as hardened seawalls. Removing the sandbags from one property potentially damages all of the others…

“Seawalls Kill Beaches,” Open Letters by Warner Chabot And Rob Young, (10-03-2014)

Seawall ‘Option’ Won’t Wash, Post & Courier, (10-23-2014)
Hard erosion control devices aren’t generally allowed on South Carolina beaches, and with good reason. Here’s why: Seawalls actually can accelerate erosion, often on adjacent property.

Watching The Rising Tides Along North Carolina’s Coast, (11-15-2013)
Professor Robert Young, director of the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines and a professor of coastal geology at Western Carolina University, with North Carolina Public Radio host Frank Stasio, discussing the consequences of climate change and how rising sea levels have a strong effect on the beaches of North Carolina…

That ‘More Realistic’ Sea-Level Report? Not Good News for NC, By Robert S. Young, Ph.D., professor of coastal geology at Western Carolina University; News Observer (05-06-2015)

“North Carolina: The Beaches Are Moving,” A Video featuring Orrin Pilkey, PhD
World famous coastal geologist Orrin H. Pilkey takes us to the beach and explains why erosion has become a problem…

The State That ‘Outlawed Climate Change’ Accepts Latest Sea-Level Rise Report, WUNC (05-05-2015)

North Carolina Should Move With Nature on Coast, News Observer (01-05-2015)

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