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Dynamic Inlets: The Changing Shape of North Carolina's Coastline

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Between the state's barrier islands are twenty- two inlets, stretching from Oregon Inlet in the northern Outer Banks to Mad Inlet near the South Carolina border. Inlets are more than just openings where the ocean flows in and out. They are dynamic places were the tidal currents try to deepen the channel while ocean waves carry sand to fill it up. Whichever force is dominant determines whether the inlet widens or closes up.
Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. Issue , Holiday 1999, p24-25, il