Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement on Hurricane Protection and Beach Erosion Control: West Onslow Beach and New River Inlet, North Carolina (Topsail Beach), Draft   [open pdf - 9MB]

"The purpose of this study was to investigate hurricane protection and beach erosion control needs at Topsail Island and develop the most suitable plan of protect ion for this area. Topsail Island is a barrier island located on the central North Carolina coast. It includes the communities of Topsail Beach, Surf City, and West Onslow Beach. This study discloses that the most practicable plan of protection for Topsail Island is a berm and dune project extending along approximately 3 miles of the oceanfront at Topsail Beach. Topsail Beach is located on the southern end of Topsail Island, near New Topsail Inlet. This is the only section of the 21.7-mile-long shoreline of Topsail Island where Federal improvements are economically justified."

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