N.C. coastal agency approves terminal groin structure for Village of Bald Head Island

Raleigh

RALEIGH – The N.C. Division of Coastal Management this week issued a Coastal Area Management Act, or CAMA, Major Permit to the Village of Bald Head Island to allow the construction of a terminal groin structure up to 1,900 feet long at the Point between South Beach and West Beach.

The permit was issued pursuant to Session Law 2011-387. The law amended the N.C. Coastal Area Management Act to allow permitting of up to four terminal groins at North Carolina ocean inlets to protect structures and infrastructure from erosion.

A terminal groin is a long, low structure, typically made of rock or concrete, which extends out into the ocean at the end of an island, and is intended to trap sand and prevent beach erosion.

A copy of the permit is available on the division’s website at www.nccoastalmanagement.net .

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