Thanks Erock. You are a wealth of knowledge. No sarcasm here. I've tried to do a little bit of research on beach re-nourishment in the area and you pretty much answered all my questions.
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Thread: Beach Nourishment project in CB
Mar 19, 2013, 02:00 PM #31
Mar 19, 2013, 02:25 PM #32
Mar 19, 2013, 03:59 PM #33
Tell me about it. I went to NCSU with the original intent of graduating in Environmental Engineering. I just couldn't make it through the math weed-out courses.... I don't know how much anyone knows about the math needed for engineering at NCSU... but you'd better know Hindi and Farsi if you ever want to understand your teachers. Maybe it's different these days...
CBSCREWBY: I also forgot to mention that Lee Island (Between Topsail and Figure 8) also used to be two different islands. Hutaff Island to the North and Lee to the South (might have that backwards) that were separated by an inlet that is now filled in.
Shell Island (WB) used to be it's own island as well. The old inlet went through where the Holiday Inn Sunspree sits now... I think Hurricane Fran re-opened it but the Corps decided to fill it back in. I think that one filled in naturally in the first place, though.
Mar 19, 2013, 04:06 PM #34
Mar 19, 2013, 04:09 PM #35
Mar 19, 2013, 04:44 PM #36
True. But most of the flooding from Sandy was not on barrier islands.. Barrier islands did get trashed, but so did every town on a bay as well.
And nothing is going to stop that. Sand replenishment and reefs may disperse the energy, but the surge will still come in to the bays and that's where most of the flood damage comes from.
Mar 20, 2013, 02:23 PM #37Senior Member
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A couple of replenishment projects yrs ago,the north side of skipper was ALL-TIME! A right hander would reel for 100 yds. Didn't last forever, but a few of us got plenty of good days after the replenish.
Mar 20, 2013, 02:35 PM #38Junior Member
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I grew up in KB and have surfed every break on that island over the past 20 years. When they pump sand, its bad news for the surf and for fishing. After they pass, stick to structure like the pier or the pipe on Alabama. They will recover the fastest but forget about Sun Skipper this summer. It will take a bunch of those NE winter swells to get the bars back in place.
Mar 20, 2013, 03:10 PM #39
Mar 20, 2013, 04:28 PM #40
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