Beach Nourishment Project

The Town of Duck completed our first beach nourishment project in the spring/summer of 2017. For the purpose of the Town’s project, beach nourishment is the process by which sand is brought by a dredge from offshore sand sources and pumped onto a beach. The sand is placed according to an engineered plan with a specific criteria for a built beach (berm) and storm projection. Dare County (the contracting entity for the project which includes the Towns of Duck, Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills) awarded the bid for the contract to Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company. The bid totaled $38,596,850. A contract with Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company was executed on April 19, 2016. Construction in the Town of Duck began on May 23 and was completed on June28. Work is continuing in Kill Devil Hills and in the southern portion of Kitty Hawk at present. Once the contractor has finished pumping on the current subline in Kitty Hawk, the plan is to focus on finishing Kill Devil Hills by early August and then completing the Kitty Hawk and Southern Shores sections. All work is still anticipated to be completed in mid-September 2017. Keep in mind that weather and equipment failures may cause breaks in work and delays. During construction a current project status map for each town will be available at with updates on current construction areas and anticipated progress of work.

Click here for the full Dare County Beach Nourishment Contract (very large file)

Beach Nourishment Project Status & Updates

Duck Beach Nourishment Project: Spring 2016

This overview was filmed by Dare County Government Channel TV as an update to the Beach Nourishment Projects as of March 2016

Duck Beach Nourishment Project: Winter 2015

This overview was filmed for Dare County Government Channel’s news program, Destination Dare and aired in February 2015


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Project Updates

Visit the Beach Nourishment Project Status & Updates page for all update letters and documents pertaining to the project.

Project Meetings

To receive email notices on future meetings related to beach nourishment, please subscribe to the Town of Duck E-newsletter. Meeting minutes and videos will be posted online within five days following meetings.

More Beach to Love is a collaborative effort by Dare County and the towns of Duck, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head, to provide a resource to find and access information on all Dare County nourishment projects.

Town of Duck Beach Nourishment

This segment was filmed as part of Dare County’s Destination Dare News Program.