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Carolina Beach not getting the sand it needs

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The town of Carolina Beach has a federal project to re-nourish their beach every three years. Initially, the strand of the beach from north end all the way to the lake would be re-nourished, but the town will only receive half of the sand they had expected due to a lack of funding.

That means the nourishment will stop around Sailfish Lane, which is halfway from the north end to the lake.

Town manager Tim Owens says the area that needs it most, won’t be getting a sufficient amount of sand to act as a buffer in case of a severe storm. “The storm protection level will be a little less, because the project has been scaled down.”

Another reason the project was scaled back is because the Army Corp of Engineers received bids for other projects in our area that were higher than they expected.

The project is expected to be complete by April or May of 2010. The town still thinks they may be able to secure additional funding before that date.

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The town of Carolina Beach has a federal project to re-nourish their beach every three years. Initially, the strand of the beach from north end all the way to the lake would be re-nourished, but the town will only receive half of the sand they had expected due to a lack of funding.

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