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Maps & Data :: Erosion Rate Maps (1992 Shoreline)

Using current and historical aerial photography and sophisticated computer software, the Division of Coastal Management evaluates erosion rates about every five years. The small-scale maps below can provide information about oceanfront erosion rates for every section of the North Carolina coast, from the South Carolina border to the Virginia border. They are based on aerial photographs taken in 1992.

Maps containing updated erosion rates based on 1998 aerial photography are available here.

NOTE: Because of their small size, these maps should not be used to determine the exact erosion rate at a specific property, but they can provide a general picture of long-term shoreline changes. To find out the erosion rate for a specific area of the coast, contact the Coastal Management office nearest you.

Erosion rates through 1992  (PDF files 600dpi ~ 460Kb each; require Adobe Acrobat Reader)

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Maps of the North Carolina Coast

South Carolina Line to Lockwood Folly Inlet

Lockwood Folly Inlet to Cape Fear

Cape Fear to Carolina Beach Inlet

Carolina Beach Inlet to Old Topsail Inlet

Old Topsail Inlet to New River Inlet

New River Inlet to Bogue Inlet

Bogue Banks

Beaufort Inlet to Cape Lookout

Cape Lookout to Drum Inlet

Drum Inlet to Ocracoke Inlet

Ocracoke Inlet to Hatteras Inlet

Hatteras Inlet to Cape Hatteras

Cape Hatteras to Salvo

Salvo to Oregon Inlet

Oregon Inlet to Kitty Hawk

Kitty Hawk to Corolla

Corolla to Virginia Line


Last Modified: May 26, 2004

N.C. Division of Coastal Management . 400 Commerce Ave . Morehead City, NC 28557
1-888-4RCOAST . Email Us