N.C. Beach and Inlet Management Plan
BIMP Management Regions
DWR maintains a six-year plan for water resource development projects in N.C., including historical information, current status, and future cost projections for beach and inlet projects. DCM maintains a digital database of shorelines that is used to establish beachfront erosion rates and inlet processes. A collaborative effort between DWR and DCM will catalog, archive, and make available relevant coastal information (e.g., maps, reports, scientific monitoring data) to create a resource that will facilitate beach and inlet management and the development of a BIMP. A summary of the BIMP development process is available here.
The BIMP has been mandated by three major N.C. legislative initiatives:
BIMP Advisory Committee
DWR and DCM have established an advisory committee comprised of representatives of state and federal agencies as well as stakeholder groups. The committee will provide input on what the plan should include. The committee members and meeting minutes are available here.
BIMP/DENR Technical Work Group
An intradepartmental working group has been established to share data, identify data needs and gaps, and facilitate collaboration. Agencies include DCM; DWR; the Divisions of Marine Fisheries, Water Quality, Land Resources, and Parks & Recreation; and the Wildlife Resources Commission. The group members and meeting minutes are available here.
The endineering firm of Moffatt & Nichol has been contracted to assist DCM and DWR in developing a comprehensive statewide beach and inlet management plan. The contract includes the following components:
Data identification and acquisition
Define beach and inlet management regions
Develop draft management strategies
Hold and facilitate stakeholder meetings
Produce final Beach and Inlet Management Plan report
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Last Modified: April 9, 2009