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ELIZABETH CITY, NC (AP) — There has been little change in beach erosion patterns in North Carolina over the past seven years.

The Daily Advance of Elizabeth City reported a new report from the state Division of Coastal Management shows most beaches are eroding at about the same levels as usual.

Currituck County’s beaches receded anywhere from 2 to 7 feet along nearly 23 miles of the barrier island in 2011.

Ken Richardson with the coastal management division said that’s about the same as 2003.

Richardson says some beaches with high erosion rates, such as Rodanthe, still have the same problem they’ve had for decades.

Other beaches with lower erosion rates, such has Corolla, have seen little change.

The erosion rate determines how far from the water new homes or significant improvements can be.

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