Thursday, September 25, 2008

Watch Out Richard Gere! There's Erosion in Rodanthe!

Highway 12, the primary roadway on North Carolina's Outer Banks, has experienced significant overwash over the years. Today we have additional photos of overwash on Hwy 12.
(HT: Ahab's Journal)

A shot of Rodanthe:

A shot of the S-Curves

This section of the Outer Banks, which is adjacent to the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, is highly susceptible to erosion. In this location, the highway acts as static infrastructure in an otherwise migrating barrier island. Here are some other pictures depicting island overwash and migration from the Outer Banks Task Force:

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