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Oregon Inlet Jetty Project: Environmental and Economic Concerns Need to Be Resolved
GAO-02-803: Published: Sep 30, 2002. Publicly Released: Oct 4, 2002.
Oregon Inlet is the primary route to the ocean for hundreds of commercial and recreational fishing vessels operating in the Outer Banks region of North Carolina. However, the inlet experiences more high winds, strong tides, and shifting sand than any other inlet on the coast of the United States. This high-energy environment often creates sand bars and large breaking waves at the inlet's entrance...