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Officials Seek Expanded Dredging Authority

Senator Bill Cook

Posted on January 4, 2016

By Sam Walker, The Outer Banks Voice

Dare County commissioners have joined state Sen. Bill Cook, R-Beaufort, in calling for changes to a decades-old document that limits what parts of Hatteras Inlet can be dredged by the Army Corps of Engineers.

Commissioners, during their meeting on Dec. 7, adopted a resolution supporting a letter sent by Cook to Col. Kevin P. Landers, commanding officer of the corps’ Wilmington District, along with other state and federal agencies.

“Due to changes to the inlet over time, the current Federal Authorization, established in the 1940’s, has boundaries that are no longer relevant,” a county-issued statement said.


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