Sand Being Pumped Onto Crystal Coast Beaches


Next time you visit the beach along Bogue Banks on the Crystal Coast you just may notice the wider beachfront and sand brushing between your toes. It's all part of a sand replenishment project taking place on Emerald Isle in Carteret County, a 13 million dollar tune up to replace sand lost during Hurricane Ophelia. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is footing the bill -- helping restore beach fronts in Emerald Isle, Indian Beach and Pine Knoll Shores all -- vital because tourism on the Crystal Coast is a 246 million dollar industry. The whole project will be completed in March.


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