Monitoring Project Impact on the Coast
The Wilmington Harbor Project has many components along the coast, including:
deepening and realigning the approach channel to the Cape Fear River, beneficial
use of dredged material by placing suitable sand on the adjacent beaches,
and the disposal of over 20 million cubic yards of material in an approved Offshore
Dredge Material Disposal Site (ODMDS).
Wave and current measurements, beach and offshore surveys, and other activities
will be used to manage the beneficial use of the sand and to monitor the the various
aspects of the project.
Wilmington Monitoring Programs
The Wilmington District is committed to monitoring throughout the construction
and operation of the Wilmington Harbor Project. Three major monitoring efforts
cover the coastal, beach, and river locations.
The monitoring ranges from
physical coastal and river processes, to birds and ecological activities.
The USACE Engineering Research and Development Center, Coastal and
Hydraulics Laboratory's, Field Research Facility (FRF) is assisting with the
coastal monitoring. The bird and ecological monitoring is being conducted
by contractors through the District. For more information on the monitoring
choose from the links on the left.