These maps are for general
information only. They illustrate average rates of shoreline change over approximately 50
years. The information presented here is not predictive, nor does it reflect the
short-term erosion that occurs during storms.
The erosion rates depicted in
these maps have been adopted by the Coastal Resources Commission for incorporation
into oceanfront setback rules (January-2004). These data are used as factors in
determining setback distances for oceanfront construction. These maps may not be suitable
for property-specific determinations of setback distance because of their scale. For a
site-specific determination, contact your CAMA Local Permit Officer or the nearest
regional field office of the N.C. Division of Coastal Management.
The 1998 long-term average annual shoreline
change rate was developed by N.C. State Universitys Kenan Natural Hazards Mapping
Program and N.C. Division of Coastal Management