North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources
NC Division of Coastal Management

Coastal Resources Commission :: CRC Terminal Groin Study

The N.C. Coastal Resources Commission, 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 a study of the feasibility and advisability of the use of terminal groins as erosion control devices.

The study was mandated by Session Law 2009-479, which requires the CRC to conduct the study and present a report to the Environmental Review Commission and the General Assembly by April 1, 2010. The Environmental Review Commission is a joint legislative study committee.

Session Law 2009-479

Text of the 2009 Session Law that mandates the CRC study of terminal groins.

About the study

General information about the terminal groin study.

Scope of Work

Scope of work for Moffatt & Nichol, the contractor conducting the study.

Study Meetings

Information from each of the CRC's terminal groin study meetings.

Study site locations

Map and list of study site locations.

CRC Science Panel on Coastal Hazards

The CRC Science Panel will serve as a review group for the contractor's findings.Science Panel members' individual comments on terminal groin study

Public Hearings

The CRC will hold public hearings related to the study. To submit written comments, please email to

Public Comments Received

PDF file of all public comments on the study received to date. (updated 3/29/10)

Read the first working draft of the study report (Feb. 1, 2010)

Final report

Download the final report (Mar. 1, 2010)

CRC Terminal Groin Recommendations



Last Modified: April 6, 2010

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