Town of Ocean Isle Beach
Natural Canals


The Natural Canal Dredging project scheduled for maintenance during the 2018-19 budget cycle was delayed due to issues with placement of the spoil material. The Town has now, however, been successful in receiving permission from the Corps of Engineers to use the Corps spoil area located at the end of Lee Street.

The Corps has agreed to allow the Town to remove material from the disposal area and then place an equal or lesser amount within the disposal area during the project. The permitting process has begun and construction is scheduled to take place beginning Fall 2020.

The Town was also successful in obtaining a grant from the NC Division of Water Resources to help fund this project. With these grant funds, property owners can expect to receive a refund of any excess funds remaining once the project is completed.

The maintenance dredging project proposes to use a hydraulic pipeline dredge to remove approximately 47,215 cubic yards of spoil material from approximately 19,260 linear feet of canals.
Canals are proposed to have a project depth of -6.0 MLW and a permitted dredge depth of -7.0 MLW to allow for no more than 12” of overcut.

The next Concrete Canal Dredging Maintenance Project is also scheduled to begin F/Y 20-21. 
The Town will face similar obstacles for this project but has begun the process to obtain permits to move forward.





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