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Scientists Research Rodanthe Channel

A team of scientists from the University of North Carolina Coastal Studies Institute has been working with the North Carolina Department of Transportation to provide recommendations for the deposit of dredge sediments that will result from widening the Rodanthe emergency ferry channel.

The North Carolina Ferry System runs an emergency route between Stumpy Point and Rodanthe that provides a crucial transportation link between Hatteras Island and the mainland when N.C. 12 is damaged by storms and at other times. The emergency route was used in 2011 after Hurricane Irene, in 2012 after Hurricane Sandy, and in 2013 while emergency repairs were made to the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge.

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