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Old 09-11-2011, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Morehead City, NC
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and Jesus is the rock to which we are to build on.
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Old 09-11-2011, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Winston-Salem
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but the road is built on sand. So, lets stay within the rules. I saw where it was posted the the highway has only been damaged once before. This is not true. The highway has had the be rerouted and repaired many times. Many of these areas can be noted by the curves and Dunes. Maybe on on the millions scales that this will cost. But, more money than most highways have had due to normal were and tear. It should also be noted that many of the dunes that shield highway twelve and the homes are man made. It was a project back it the 1930's. So, a lot has been spent to protect, maintain and rebuild sections of the road over the years. Show it is just not a short term cost we are talking about. It is an on going increased cost for the same thing with future of last for any length of time. I was looking at some old photos that showed a section that was washed out. The strange thing the washout uncovered old piers from a bridge that was build back in the thirties and the road replaced it. So this proves that the road was a bad idea from the start at least that section.
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Old 09-11-2011, 05:28 PM
 
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Default Isabel Inlet - Old and New

Here is the photo from Past, Present and Future Inlets of the Outer Banks Barrier Islands, North Carolina possibly referenced in the previous post. Without taking sides as to what should, or should not be done now, someday the outer banks 'will' return to their natural state. The hurricane in 1899 washed away most of Cape Lookout and a rubble-stone breakwater was installed in 1915. The Cape was then left to seek its natural equilibrium. While Cape Lookout continually shifts in slow motion, in 95 years over 500 acres of sand have accumulated, some in water that was previously as much as 35 feet deep. WWII gun mounts however, are now covered by sand and 20 feet of ocean water. Quoting from the above report... "It is the natural dynamics and the constant change that provides the fundamental beauty of the Outer Banks to which so many are attracted."
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Old 09-11-2011, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Morehead City, NC
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Beaches, shorelines and islands are in a continual process of errosion and accretion.
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Old 09-11-2011, 09:04 PM
 
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The strange thing the washout uncovered old piers from a bridge that was build back in the thirties and the road replaced it. So this proves that the road was a bad idea from the start at least that section.
Are you talking about the New Inlet bridge? That's been visible for ages.
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Old 09-12-2011, 02:21 PM
 
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Default 'Preventing' the continual process of erosion and accretion

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Beaches, shorelines and islands are in a continual process of errosion and accretion.
Of course; it’s when man attempts to prevent the continual process of erosion and accretion that problems occur. See aerial photograph below of Ocean City Inlet, which formed in 1933. The 1933 shoreline is shown in red, the photograph is from 2005. Jetties were built in 1933 and 1934 in an attempt to stabilize the inlet for navigation. The result was a disruption in the sediment transport processes and a large increase in erosion rates (up to 40 feet/year), reduction in island elevation, and loss of critical beach and dune habitats on Assateague Island down-drift of the inlet. The effects extend for approximately 9 miles southward from the inlet.
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Old 09-12-2011, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Winston-Salem
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Very true. Same thing occurred at the Hatteras Lighthouse. Which in the end they moved.
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Old 09-12-2011, 02:58 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Of course; it’s when man attempts to prevent the continual process of erosion and accretion that problems occur.
The jetty at Masonboro Inlet has been marvelously successful.
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Old 09-12-2011, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Morehead City, NC
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It is apparent that some believe that man should not build where it is prone to natural disasters.
Guess The Heartland of America-Otherwise known as Tornado Alley- should just give up and move because each year 100's if not 1,000's of tornadoes hit the area.
Californians better move too before the next earthquake drops them in the drink. (Anyone remember the "Jupiter Effect"?)
Maybe they could move to Hawaii as the volcanoes continue to expand the islands.
Japan-Just move somewhere else-Huge Typhoon's, earthquakes, tidal waves and Godzilla are always attacking that place.

Man has engineered some pretty spiffy things. But usually after a process of try, fail and adjust. OBX will be no different.

But what's really at issue here are the "Green Guerillas" that hate man and his accomplishments and will do/say anything to further their agenda. It infuriates them to know that God gave man dominion over the earth and everything on it. Man was given the authority to subdue the earth as well as replenish it. No-These Green Guerillas worship the creation and not the creator. Man was made in the image of God so man will always be hated by them.

"As Beasley paused before praying to “mother ocean,” the only sound was the rain splashing on the tent.
“We come to you in a time that is stormy,” Beasley prayed. “We ask that you bless our efforts to save the turtles and ask that you welcome them home today.”
Wilminton Star News June 2, 2010
Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital releases 16 rehabilitated sea turtles into the ocean | StarNewsOnline.com

Yep-Love'n the creation and not the creator.
5,4,3,2,1...........
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Old 09-12-2011, 04:10 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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There's no doubt that some of the extreme environmentalists are almost cult like in their passion for nature. I read one of the other articles about a nest that was monitored by turtle volunteers and described the participants crying after the turtles hatched. I understand being passionate but that's a lil bit on the kookoo side in my opinion.
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