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Hatteras Inlet Dredging Update: December 15, 2022

Posted on December 19, 2022

The realignment of the Rollinson Channel within Hatteras Inlet has been approved, allowing for federally funded dredging to occur throughout the entire horseshoe route in Hatteras Inlet.

An Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) was signed on November 30, 2022 by Robert M Burnham, LTC, U.S. Army, acting district commander for the Wilmington District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). This will allow maintenance of the horseshoe route by shallow draft dredges between October 1 and March 31, except for Sloop Channel North and Hatteras Connector Channel, which can now be maintained any time of the year.

Surveys of the Sloop Channel and the Hatteras Connector Channel from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Throughout December 2022, the Merritt—a sidecaster dredge operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers—will dredge the Rollinson Channel and Connector Channel to reduce the shoaling that has occurred within Hatteras Inlet.

Survey of the Hatteras Ferry Channel from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Dare County officials recognize the importance of Hatteras Inlet and other critical waterways throughout the region remaining open and accessible, and over the years they have taken a proactive approach to searching for a long-term solution to the serious challenges associated with shoaling.

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