Dredging http://wunc.org en Oregon Inlet Is Too Shallow To Dredge http://wunc.org/post/oregon-inlet-too-shallow-dredge <p></p><p>Dredging has been suspended in the Oregon Inlet on the Outer Banks.</p><p></p><p>The Army Corps of Engineers says the water is too shallow to allow the dredge access to the main channel.&nbsp; Raymond Pugh owns Fin-Nagle Fishing Charters in Nags Head.&nbsp; He said his boat is small enough to get through, but larger commercial fishing boats are having trouble and that's hard on the local economy.</p><p></p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:28:34 +0000 Eric Hodge 34142 at http://wunc.org Oregon Inlet Is Too Shallow To Dredge Federal Cuts Slow Dredging, Fishing At Oregon Inlet http://wunc.org/post/federal-cuts-slow-dredging-fishing-oregon-inlet <p></p><p></p><p>Federal budget cuts are making it harder to keep a shipping channel open on the Outer Banks.&nbsp; Fishermen use the channel to get in and out of Oregon Inlet under the Bonner Bridge.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Bob Sattin is the Chief of Operations with the Wilmington District of the Army Corp of Engineers.&nbsp; He said one dredge is working to clear the inlet, but paying for it is a problem.</p><p></p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:11:20 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 33771 at http://wunc.org Federal Cuts Slow Dredging, Fishing At Oregon Inlet Proposed Rules Would Change Sand Distribution In OBX http://wunc.org/post/proposed-rules-would-change-sand-distribution-obx <p></p><p>The Army Corps of Engineers is proposing changes to dredging rules in and around Beaufort Inlet on the Outer Banks.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Right now, sand dredged to keep the inlet open is dumped on the shoreline of the town of Atlantic Beach and at Fort Macon State Park.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Trace Cooper is the mayor of Atlantic Beach.&nbsp; He says his town needs the sand to protect six-billion-dollars worth of investment.</p><p></p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 14:04:59 +0000 Eric Hodge 29948 at http://wunc.org Proposed Rules Would Change Sand Distribution In OBX More Shoaling Slows Hatteras-Ocracoke Ferry As Summer Looms http://wunc.org/post/more-shoaling-slows-hatteras-ocracoke-ferry-summer-looms <p></p><p>The state DOT says Hatteras Inlet remains impassible in some areas as ferries prepare to switch to a busier summer schedule.&nbsp;</p><p>A series of storms clogged the channel between Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands this winter, forcing crews to clear a longer detour.&nbsp; A dredge has been clearing the original route, but officials say a boat bottomed out during a trial run last week.</p><p>"It's hard to say what's causing the changes there," says Jed Dixon, deputy director of the NC Ferry Division.</p> Mon, 06 May 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Will Michaels 14749 at http://wunc.org More Shoaling Slows Hatteras-Ocracoke Ferry As Summer Looms NC Ferry Division Eyes Alternate Route Between Hatteras And Ocracoke http://wunc.org/post/nc-ferry-division-eyes-alternate-route-between-hatteras-and-ocracoke <p>Ferry service between Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands could resume as early as this week with an alternate route.&nbsp; The state Department of Transportation says surveyors have identified a longer channel that could allow ferries to pass.&nbsp; Service has been spotty or suspended since Hurricane Sandy and two nor'easters made the normal route impassible during low tides.&nbsp; DOT spokesman Steve Abbott says the agency hopes to reopen the route quickly to let traffic flow to an area that relies heavily on tourism from Spring to Fall.<br> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 17:36:46 +0000 Will Michaels 10583 at http://wunc.org NC Ferry Division Eyes Alternate Route Between Hatteras And Ocracoke Oregon Inlet Clogged, Dredging in Limbo http://wunc.org/post/oregon-inlet-clogged-dredging-limbo <p>Dredging crews are set to survey the Oregon Inlet again this morning after they suspended operations due to shallow waters. Officials with the U-S Army Corps of Engineers say strong winds brought more sand into the inlet last week. That prevents crews from using their side-casting dredge. Bob Sattin is the cheif operator for the Army Corps of Engineers in Wilmington:</p> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 15:35:00 +0000 Will Michaels 6214 at http://wunc.org