US Army Corps of Engineers
Wilmington District

Wrightsville Beach

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Wilmington District, North Carolina, has prepared and is seeking public comments on the Draft Validation Study Report and Environmental Assessment for Wrightsville Beach, New Hanover County, North Carolina, June 2019.  The purpose of this study is to determine Federal interest in increasing the project’s maximum total cost limit as defined by Section 902 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986, to continue authorized coastal storm risk management through periodic nourishment through 2036.  Project boundaries begin at Masonboro Inlet to the south and extend to a point adjacent to Sand Dollar Lane to the north.  If the recommendations in this report are ultimately federally authorized, Federal participation in periodic nourishment would continue through 2036. 

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 26, 2019).   Comments or questions can also be emailed to Mr. Gasch at


Results of 2018 Periodic Nourishment Event - Before and After Nourishment