Currituck County’s shoreline stability study began on March 2020 and consists of monitoring and assessing the County’s entire 22.6 miles of beach for a three-year period.
The goals for this study is to:
- Better understand the changes that are occurring in the beaches
- Assist the County in making informed decisions regarding beach management
Beach monitoring service occurred each year in the Spring.
Tasks associated with this include:
- Beach profile surveys every 1,000 feet
- Offshore bathymetric surveys out to a depth of 2,500 feet
Beach assessment occurred each year using the survey data obtained from the monitoring service.
Tasks associated with this included:
- Assessment of volume and shoreline change trend
- Projected shoreline changes into the future for a 30-year period
- Vulnerability analysis.
The beach stability assessment has been completed.
- Year 1 – 2020
- Year 2 – 2021
- Year 3 – 2022
- 2022 Beach Monitoring and Beach Stability Assessment (PDF)
- Appendix A – Topographic and Hydrographic Data Acquisition Report (PDF)
- Appendix B – Geotech Appendix (PDF)
- Appendix C – Native Beach Large Sediment Shell Material Characterization Report (PDF)
- Appendix D – Impact Line and Projected Shoreline Maps (PDF)
- Appendix E – Bathymetric Charts (PDF)
- Appendix A – Field Book Pages
- Appendix C – Digital Files