Mar. 5, 2010
Contact: Michele Walker, 919-733-2293, ext. 229
CRC Science Panel to Meet on Final Terminal Groin Study Report, Inlet Hazard Areas
RALEIGH – The state Science Panel on Coastal Hazards will meet March 12 in Raleigh to discuss the N.C. Coastal Resources Commission’s study of the feasibility and advisability of the use of a terminal groin as an erosion control device in coastal North Carolina.
The panel, which provides scientific advice to the CRC, will meet at 10 a.m. in Room 1H120, 2728 Capitol Boulevard, Raleigh. The meeting is open to the public.
Following the terminal groin study discussion, the science panel will resume its discussion of revised inlet hazard area boundaries and risk lines.
The CRC has asked the science panel to serve as a scientific review group for the terminal groin study, which has been contracted to the engineering firm of Moffatt & Nichol.
During this meeting, the science panel will discuss the final terminal groin study report from Moffatt & Nichol. The final report, which was submitted to the CRC on March 1, is available on the N.C. Division of Coastal Management’s Web site.
The CRC, in consultation with N.C. Division of Coastal Management, the N.C. Division of Land Resources and the N.C. Coastal Resources Advisory Council, is conducting the study on the use of a terminal groin as an erosion control device, as mandated by Session Law 2009-479.
Created by the CRC in 1997, the 13-member science panel is composed of coastal engineers and geologists.
For more information on the terminal groin study, please visit the study Web site.