The Intracoastal Waterway in North Carolina is getting some federal stimulus money for dredging the channel.
The Star-News of Wilmington reported Tuesday that $3 million will go to dredge the waterway from Morehead City to South Carolina line. The waterway is supposed to be at least 12 feet deep, but years of little or no dredging have cut that nearly in half in some areas.
The Army Corps of Engineers also plans to spend nearly $5 million on the three locks and dams on the Cape Fear River and upgrading recreational facilities.
Caswell Beach Mayor Harry Simmons says he wasn't surprised that beach renourishment funding was excluded from the projects. But he says money included to study the beaches might lead to future renourishment funding.
Copyright 2014 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.