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Terminal groins cause erosion

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By Staff Brunswick Beacon

To the editor: In response to the "groin" article by staff writer Kathryn Jacewicz in July 30 issue.

The N.C. legislature unanimously banned the construction of new, permanent groin structures from North Carolina’s ocean shorelines and inlets in 2003, reinforcing a 24-year-old coastal management policy disallowing the permitting of jetty and groin construction.

Any coastal structure designed to trap sand in one location will, unequivocally, deprive another area of that sand and thus places “down drift” property, beaches and inlets, at risk.


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