Carteret County Waterways Management Committee

The Carteret County Waterways Management Committee was formed earlier this year by the County Commissioners. The Committee consists of eight Board Members, one member from each County Commissioners’ District and one County Commissioner. The County Commissioners realize that the waterways of Carteret County are crucial to the future of development and maritime life. In order to ensure the health and maintenance of the County’s waterways and continue to promote commerce and recreational opportunities, the duties of the Waterways Management Committee include, but are not limited to:

a. Hold community meetings throughout the County to educate the public as well as seek their input on the waterways dredging and     maintenance needs of the County;

b. Formulate and maintain a schedule of needed waterway maintenance, recognizing that some waterways will need attention more frequently than others;

c. Develop funding options and sources in order to accomplish needed dredging;

d. Work closely with and call on resources currently available through local, State, and Federal agencies/groups in determining the needs and solutions for the County’s waterways; and

e. Cooperate closely with the U.S. Corps of Engineers, the N.C. Division of Water Resources and other Federal and State agencies in pursuit of projects and funding that may benefit the County’s waterways.

Over the course of the month of September 2016, the Waterways Management Committee of Carteret County will hold a series of public input meetings at the following locations:

    • Smyrna School - 174 Marshallberg Road, Smyrna on September 13th at 6:00 p.m.

Please make plans to attend and help us shape the waterways management program for Carteret County for years to come!


For more information please contact:


Gene Foxworth
General Services Department
Carteret County