Outer Banks Beach Nourishment Update – April 2017

The Town of Kill Devil Hills, Youtube channel has a great video on what’s happening with beach nourishment along parts of the Outer Banks. The Town of Kill Devil Hills will be nourishing its 2.6 miles of beach. For more information on things being effected in KDH, check out



More information on the entire Outer Banks Beach Nourishment project can be found at

April 24th Update:Weeks Marine, the contractor for the Buxton beach nourishment project, plans to begin mobilizing equipment and pipes in early May. Equipment and pipes will be stored near the south end of the project area at the decommissioned US Coast Guard Base.

The first day of pumping sand is anticipated to be around May 21. The starting point for the project, where the offshore pipes connect with the onshore pipes, will be located at the oceanfront approximately 1000 feet north of the northern boundary of the village of Buxton. Weeks Marine is coordinating with the National Park Service to finalize their plan regarding whether pumping will initially proceed to the north or to the south. The whole project is expected to be completed within 90 days under normal conditions – approximately 55 days for the project area north of the starting point and approximately 35 days for the southern portion