Everywhere in NC that the coast has been hardened, it has been a success. An entire nature preserve has been created behind North Masonborough jetty and the beach behind the South jetty is legendary. Fort Fisher, fantastic. Fort Macon, fantastic. Oregon Inlet, saved. Fishing is great around all the structures, pumped sand is sterile.
Please tell me where there has been a single failure of hardening in NC?
The groins will work--that is why the opposition is so set against even experimentation---the truth is, those opposed enjoy seeing homes washed into the ocean and most opposed have no stake in the matter other than sunbathing or taking a stroll.
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