Watch for boats, vehicles as beach surveys get underway this week in Nags Head

[photo courtesy Town of Nags Head]

Survey crews with McKim and Creed are conducting hydrographic and land-based beach surveys starting this week in Nags Head and over the next few weeks as part of the annual beach monitoring work on the Outer Banks.

You may see their employees walking on the beach or driving an ATV or pick up truck to transport equipment or personnel along the northern towns’ beaches.

Also, their hydrographic surveys will be conducted using vessels approximately 22 to 28 feet in length, so don’t be surprised to see a boat coming in close to shore at times. They are just getting readings for their surveys.

The captain is experienced and will use the utmost caution, but please give him a little space if the boat is close to shore.

All vessels and land-based vehicles will be identified with the McKim and Creed logo.

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