November 7, 2016

NPS extends public comment period on Buxton, Frisco flooding

Cape Hatteras National Seashore has provided a two-week extension to the public scoping period to obtain feedback and ideas from the public regarding seashore areas that experience flooding near Buxton and Frisco.

Several locations, including the Cape Point Campground, beach parking lots (near Ramp 43 and old Ramp 45), the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse parking lot, off-road vehicle ramps 43, 44, and 49, Lighthouse Road, and areas around the seashore’s administrative offices, have experienced persistent flooding over the last decade. Although most seashore facilities have remained open while flooded, flooding can diminish the visitor experience and make access to some areas challenging during large rainfall events.

The seashore will evaluate the best available information on the hydrology and elevation in the flood-prone areas and evaluate options for flood mitigation. The scoping period, which was originally 45 days long, will now close on Sunday, November 20, 2016.

During the public scoping period, comments can be made at, or mailed to: Superintendent, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, 1401 National Park Dr, Manteo, NC 27954.


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