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1.  Coastal Storm Damage Reduction Project (NTB/Surf City - Federal Project)

Project initiated:  2002

Estimated Total Cost:  $138,493,000

NTB Share:  $50,000,000

Location (NTB):  South end of North Topsail Beach from CBRA line (approx. 3834 Island Dr.) to Surf City Line.

Coverage Area:  9.9 miles (including Surf City portion)

Amount of Sand:  11.9 million cubic yards (initial construction)

Expected Results:  15' dune 25' wide + 7' berm 50' wide

Renourishment Cycle:  Every 6 years (2.6 million cubic yards of sand)

Status of Project:  On August 27, 2010 the Civil Works Review Board approved the release of the project for final state and agency review (by unanimous vote).  The plan is to have a signed Chief's report December 14, 2010 and a signed Record of Decision by May 2011.  Assuming the project receives a contingent authorization in the Water Resources Development Act in December 2010 and a new construction start in Fiscal Year 2013, the Project Partnership Agreement could be executed by March 2013, with a contruction contract awarded in September 2014 and construction beginning in November 2014.  See below for latest update.


LATEST UPDATE: The NTB Board of Aldermen approved the design agreement for this project and the Surf City Council did as well. This project continues to move forward (8/2011).


Army Corps of Engineers Briefing for Civil Works Review Board

Map & Supplemental Info

Other Documents

(Click map for larger view)


2.  North Topsail Beach Shoreline Protection Project (CBRA/CP&E Project)

Project initiated:  2004 (revised to current phased plan 2006)


The proposed project is divided into 5 Phases (map of phases)  (UPDATED map of phases)


Phase 1 & 2 information   Phase 3 Information   Phase 4 Information   Phase 5 Information


Engineering Analysis from Final Environmental Impact Statement

FEMA Maintenance Plan

Status of Project: 

Phase One of the Town's Shoreline Protection Project was completed in January of 2013 (the New River Inlet Channel Realignment Project).  For more information about this phase, go to the "Phase 1 Project" page.  Phase 5 Shoreline Protection Project was completed on June 30, 2015.  For more information about this phase, go to the "Phase 5 Project" page.


After the success of Phase One, the Board of Aldermen discussed completing Phases Two through Five in a "Second Event" in 2013 in order to save on the cost of mobilizing equipment for each of the phases.  The Town's engineers looked into the possibility and were told that a "major" permit modification and a supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) were needed to complete Phases 2 and 4 because of the presence of environmentally sensitive "hardbottom areas" located offshore from Phases 2 and 4.  This permitting process would stall the completion of these phases at least until the 2014 dredging season (November 16, 2014 through March 30, 2015).  However, Phase 5 would need a "minor" permit modification, so the Board decided to move forward on Phase 5 for 2013.  Bids for the project were scheduled to come in November 2013 which was late in the dredging season, the request for bids was withdrawn as the bids that were going to be submitted were going to be over the Town's budget.  The Town re-advertised the Phase 5 project in May 2014 and bids are to be received on June 30, 2014.  Phase 5 was completed on June 30, 2015.   For more information about this phase, go to the "Phase 5 Project" page.







Environmental Impact Statements

The Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement, Coastal Storm Damage Reduction, Surf City and North Topsail Beach, NC (Federal project) is available for public view at Town Hall.

Public Notice & Notice of Availability

EIS main report


The Final Environmental Impact Statement for the North Topsail Beach Shoreline Protection Project (or CBRA project) is below:

Section 1

Section 2

Section 3

Section 4

Section 5

Section 6

Section 7

Section 8