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Topsail Seeks Exception to Federal Rule

Posted on March 22, 2016

By Trista Talton, Coastal Review Online

The sand in Banks Channel is the pristine, just-right-in-texture kind of sand Topsail Beach wants pumped onto its beach.

The channel has been the go-to sand source for beach re-nourishment projects, and town leaders are aiming to further secure their preferred source by asking the Army Corps of Engineers to tap into a federally restricted area.

Nearly two million cubic yards of sand dredged from the channel has been pumped onto the town’s beach within the last five years.


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