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1 CORPS ON THE COAST North Carolina Coastal Conference Coastal Infrastructure Raleigh, NC April 14, 2015 Jim Medlock Chief, Programs Management Branch US Army Corps of Engineers

2 OVERVIEW What Are The Corps Responsibilities/Missions? Coastal Activities/Challenges: Navigation Coastal Storm Damage Reduction Ecosystem Restoration Regulatory Takeaways Port of Wilmington, Eagle Island in background 2 BUILDING STRONG

3 CORPS OF ENGINEERS RESPONSIBILITIES/MISSIONS Defend Nation by Enhancing our Military and Economic Capabilities Wilmington District operates in North Carolina and southern Virginia Civil Works Program (many activities are cost shared) includes: Conduct of Studies Construction Operation and Maintenance Civil Works Missions include: Navigation Flood Risk Management incl. Coastal Storm Damage Reduction Ecosystem Restoration Recreation/Hydropower/Water Supply/Environmental Regulatory Permit Program Readiness Contingency Operations/Emergency Management 3

4 NAVIGATION PROJECTS in NC Roanoke Asheville VA Greensboro NC Washington Manteo Manteo (Shallowbag) Bay {Oregon Inlet} Charlotte William O. Huske Lock and Dam 2 Lock and Dam 1 Raleigh Fayetteville Wilmington Lockwoods Folly River Inlet Wilmington Harbor Morehead City Bogue Inlet New River Inlet New Topsail Inlet Masonboro Inlet Carolina Beach Inlet Morehead City Harbor 4

5 Hilton RR Bridge Cape Fear Memorial Bridge End of Federal Harbor Project (30.8 mi. from mouth) Wilmington, NC State Port N.C. S.C. VA. N.C. Raleigh Wilmington WILMINGTON HARBOR, NC. Cape Fear River N N Brunswick Co. MOTSU (Sunny Point) Mouth of Cape Fear River ANCHORAGE BASIN BATTERY ISLAND TURN CHANNEL ENTRANCE O&M for Dredging Contracts & associated costs FY 2015 BUDGET FY2015 ALLOCATION (incl. Work Plan) FY 2016 BUDGET $14,127,000 $13,986,000 $15,019,000 -Study finishing w/battery Island Turn & Channel Entrance Realignment via O&M - Further Studies 5

6 Morehead City Harbor, NC O&M for Dredging Contracts & associated costs FY 2015 BUDGET FY2015 ALLOCATION (incl. Work Plan) FY 2016 BUDGET $4,855,000 $8,906,000 $8,796,000 6

7 Manteo (Shallowbag) Bay, NC O&M for Hydrographic Surveys & minimal Dredging by Gov t Plant & associated costs FY 2015 BUDGET FY2015 ALLOCATION (incl. Work Plan) FY 2016 BUDGET $800,000 $1,992,000 $2,000,000 7

8 Rollinson Channel and Alternate Ferry Route Silver Lake Harbor FY 2015 BUDGET FY2015 ALLOCATION (incl. Work Plan) FY 2016 BUDGET ROLLINSON CHANNEL inc. Hatteras Ferry Channel $550,000 $545,000 $300,000 SILVER LAKE HARBOR, NC $300,000 $297,000 $300,000 8

9 Coastal Storm Damage Reduction in NC Roanoke VA NC Dare County Beaches / Bodie Island Greensboro Manteo Asheville Raleigh Charlotte Ocean Isle Beach Wilmington Oak Island, Caswell, and Holden Beaches 9 Morehead City Bogue Banks N. Topsail, Surf City Topsail Beach Wrightsville Beach Carolina Beach Kure Beach

10 West Onslow (Topsail Beach) and Surf City / North Topsail Beach, NC Project Location Need Construction New Start Appropriations; Sunset to Authorizations? 10

11 Carolina Beach and Vicinity, NC - Nourishment contract late summer Still awaiting WRRDA implementation guidance on 15 year extension analysis 11

12 Ecosystem Restoration in NC MANTEO SEC Creation of 15 Acres Oyster Habitat near Old House Channel MANTEO (SHALLOWBAG) BAY - Creation of 42 acres of oyster habitat for mitigation for prior dredging of Wanchese Harbor 12

13 Regulatory Terminal Groins, NC In 2011, the North Carolina General Assembly lifted a 25-year ban on the construction of terminal groins (TG) along the coast of North Carolina. The Corps has or is reviewing 4 TG proposals including Bald Head Island, Figure Eight Island, Ocean Isle Beach and Holden Beach. 13

14 Regulatory - Shallow Draft Inlets, NC State/local governments anticipated to request permits to perform maintenance dredging in Federal channels including: Bogue Inlet, Carolina Beach Inlet Lockwoods Folly River New River Inlet New Topsail Inlet and Shallotte Inlet Carolina Beach Inlet 14

15 Regulatory Coastal Nourishment Projects, NC Permits being requested for numerous coastal nourishment projects are being undertaken and funded by municipalities. Recent projects include: Topsail Beach North Topsail Beach Oak Island Town Of Nags Head (completed) Duck, Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills Topsail Beach 15

16 Takeaways Active civil works program on the coast of North Carolina Federal funding to meet all challenges not certain New strategies for moving forward: Contributed funds Sponsors taking action in era of Federal fiscal constraints 16

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