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Title: Sand resources on the Inner Continental Shelf of the Cape Fear region, North Carolina
Authors: Meisburger, Edward P.
Keywords: Beach nourishment
Borrow sites
Cape Fear (N.C.)
Inner Continental Shelf
Sand deposits
Sediment deposits
Seismic reflection profiles
Publisher: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Miscellaneous report (Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)) ; no. 77-11.
Description: Miscellaneous Report
Abstract: The inner continental shelf region of North Carolina between the South Carolina border and Cape Lookout was investigated to obtain information on the bottom and subbottom sediment deposits and geologic structure. Primary survey coverage consists of 512 statute miles (824 kilometers) of high-resolution seismic reflection profiles and 124 cores ranging in length from 2 to 20 feet (0.6 to 6.1 meters). Sand suitable for restoration and nourishment of nearby beaches was located, described, and mapped for 27 potential offshore borrow sites. This sand occurs commonly in thin sheet deposits or as relict channel fill. However, extensive sand deposits exist in shoals off Cape Fear and Cape Lookout and in other low, isolated shoals on the shelf floor and within the shoreface area.
Rights: Approved for Public Release, Distribution is Unlimited
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