OAK ISLAND, NC (WECT) - Oak Island is forking over a lot of cash to fix its shoreline.
Town councilors are spending $150,000 to pay an engineering firm to study the beach for a nourishment project.
The federal government is no longer supporting projects like these, so local governments are mostly on their own.
Mayor Betty Wallace says the full nourishment project could cost up to $40 million. The town hopes to get some support from the state and county government.
The following is an outline of the project, per Oak Island Town Manager Steve Foster.
"Beach Management Goals:
Lockwoods Folly Inlet Area Management Goals:
Davis Creek Complex Management Goals:
The engineering group is a Raleigh based company called Moffatt and Nichol. The estimated cost of their initial contract is $150,000. The study start date is no later than Dec. 1, 2013.
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