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Oregon Inlet

Oregon Inlet is a migrating inlet which is rapidly moving to the south. A terminal groin has been built to stabilize the southern migration of this inlet. This inlet system is an ebb-dominated system--more water flows out of the inlet than flows into the inlet. The stabilization of this inlet has been controversial. What are the advantages and disadvantages of Oregon Inlet stabilization?

Panorama 1 taken at Oregon Inlet (554 K)

Panorama 2 taken at Oregon Inlet (508 K)

These photographs and panoramas were taken at:
35 57' 30 N, 75 37' 56 W

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terminal groin satellite image

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