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Out of options, WB chooses offshore dredge site, may disturb 50-year-old tire reef

Posted on July 5, 2022

Sand is running out along the shores of Wrightsville Beach. A risky offshore-dredging plan seems to be the only path forward.

The town’s renourishment plan for April 2023 will not pull dirt from Masonboro Inlet, like it has done for years. Instead, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, who fund and execute the town’s renourishment, have their sights set on two offshore sand bars around a mile outside the mouth of Masonboro Inlet.

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