Shoreline Stabilization Rule Update Initiative
want to stabilize your shoreline? Here are
the steps required to acquire the necessary permits and stabilize your shoreline.
Step 1 Ask
yourself the following questions:
Am I trying to
protect my shoreline from daily erosion (losses everyday) or storm induced (losses during
major storm events) erosion?
Do I want to protect
my shoreline from boat wakes or offshore energy/waves?
What kind of wave
energy (i.e. low, moderate, high) does my property receive?
Information on wave energy can be determined by living on/observing their
shoreline, looking at the width of waterbody, proximity to inlets and channels, proximity
to large marinas, the presence and amount of marsh, talking to neighbors, knowing
prevailing storm direction, knowing common wave height and direction, knowing prevailing
How much erosion
actually occurs here over a period of time?
Are my personal
structures in imminent danger?
Are my neighbors
experiencing the same erosion?
Step 2 Talk to
a DCM field representative or visit www.nccoastalmanagement.net
to find out answers to the following questions:
What kind of
stabilizing options am I allowed by current rules and regulations?
method will suit my situation best?
What permit types can
Are there any other
construction restrictions for my location?
Step 3 Talk
with a Marine Contractor or Coastal Engineer to discuss stabilizing structure options,
designs, permits, and cost.
Decide which method to use.
Step 5 Contact
DCM or visit www.nccoastalmanagement.net
to review/apply for the CAMA permit(s) required.
Stabilize your shoreline.