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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Wilmington District, North Carolina, has prepared and is seeking public comments on the Draft Integrated Beach Renourishment Evaluation Report and Environmental Assessment (report/EA) study for Carolina Beach, New Hanover County, North Carolina, June 2019.  The purpose of this study is to determine Federal interest to continue coastal storm risk management through periodic nourishment in the Carolina Beach project shoreline from just north of the Carolina Beach Fishing Pier to a point just south of Carolina Sands Drive.  Under the current project authorization, Federal participation in periodic nourishment is scheduled to end in 2020.  If the recommendations in this report are ultimately federally authorized, Federal participation in periodic nourishment would continue from 2022 through 2036.  This study was authorized in the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 under Section 1037(a) --- Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction, with amendments in WRDA of 2018 under Section 1158. 

Click on the links to the left to download the notice of availability of this study report for public review, draft report/EA and draft appendices.

Written comments may be submitted to Mr. Eric Gasch, U.S. Army Engineer District, Wilmington, CESAW-ECP-PE, 69 Darlington Avenue, Wilmington, North Carolina 28403. The Wilmington District would appreciate receiving comments no later than 30 days from the date of this notice (July 22, 2019).   Comments or questions can also be emailed to Mr. Gasch at


Results of 2019 Periodic Nourishment Event - Before and After Nourishment​