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State puts map of coastal sandbags online

Posted September 17, 2008

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— The state Division of Coastal Management on Wednesday launched an online map that documents protective sandbags along the coast.

The map shows the age and location of the sandbags, as well as when the permits were issued, and it has digital photos of the sandbags.

Earlier this year, the state decided to enforce the time limits on some sandbags and force property owners to remove them. Letters go out this week to some of the property owners.

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  • Madonna Sep 17, 2008

    Great map. The public needs to be informed. Need to add more pictures showing high tide line.

  • mjjunk Sep 17, 2008

    I hope that the sand bags that are covered with more sand and vegetation are allowed to stay. If they don't allow that, then they are actually hurting the environment and the stability of the beach. I noticed in one of the pictures for 3744 Island Dr on Topsail that the bags were pretty much covered and on their way to vegetation.