County released a new video on the status of the Hatteras dredging
project on May 17. The video can be seen above and can also be found
online at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puMFpRe0U7M&feature=youtu.be and on the Dare County Website at http://www.darenc.com/.
the video, the planned dredging within the connecting channel of
Hatteras Inlet is underway. The Army Corps of Engineers dredge, The
Merritt, is back in the inlet working on the connecting channel, and
dredging will continue for 21 days, or until June 15th – whichever
The dredging will attempt to clear
up the shoaling in the connecting channel located between the Ocracoke
South Ferry Terminal and the Inlet Gorge, so that vessels can safely
access the ocean.
The agreement which is funded
by the state of North Carolina and Dare County allows the Army Corps of
Engineers to dredge up to four times a year in the inlet’s non-federal
waters, but the Corps can only work on the project if it is already
working on a nearby federally authorized channel.
For more information on the project and updates from the most recent Waterways Commission meeting, see http://islandfreepress.org/2017Archives/05.12.2017-ImmediateDredgingNeedsAndIncreasinglyImportantProjectsCoveredAtWaterwaysCommissionMeeting.html.