The Sandbag Issue

The North Carolina Coastal Resources Commission is meeting to discuss land use for Holden Beach, Ocean Isle Beach and Carteret County, and the use of sandbags as erosion control.

The two-day meeting begins Wednesday at the NOAA/NCNERR Administration Building in Beaufort.

Division of Coastal Management staff are also presenting changes to the general permit for sandbags.

The use of sandbags to stop erosion has been an ongoing issue.

North Carolina has banned seawalls but allows sandbags on ocean
beaches as a temporary erosion control measure.

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  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jun 24, 2009 at 12:33 PM
    Fed up, I thought this was the sandbagging issue from Raligh Politicians. Is this where learn the basics?
  • by Mandi Location: Newport on Jun 24, 2009 at 10:40 AM
    While I believe that the rich raleigh folks love to spend our money for their benefit, this is a serious problem. The houses are not my concern as much as having no beach to visit. Atlantic Beach has lost 30% of sandy beach from erosion since last year. This is a major problem that needs quick and swift action to preserve the beauty of the beach.
  • by fed up Location: aurora on Jun 24, 2009 at 08:07 AM
    Here we go again, our tax money at work. Now I know why comrade Bev. wants to increase our taxes by $1.5 billion by 2010. She is assuring Comrade Easley and his real estate buddies that they will not lose any money from their waterfront properties due to beach erosion. It's well past the point of time for mere mortals to leave Mother Nature alone, She will get upset and and make herself known. Why should we who don't even live ther have to pay to keep those land owners that are to stupid to understand ,YOU CANNOT BUILD A HOUSE ON SAND ON THE EDGE OF THE OCEAN. Is there a way that the people of N.C. can impeach a govenor and all of the Reps. in Raliegh at the same time? You people better wake up now because tomorrow you may not have a bed to sleep in.

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