Hurricane Sandy Recovery
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Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge - Dale Suiter/USFWS

Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge

Location: Columbia, NC


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Project: Repair Marsh C Dike

Funding awarded: $59,000

Project Summary

This project will repair a dike that was damaged during Hurricane Sandy at the Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge.

Conservation / Restoration Goals

  • Preserve marsh impoundment as waterfowl habitat

Project Benefits

  • Restores/preserves waterfowl habitat

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Project: Repair Damaged Road on Water Control Structure

Funding awarded: $9,000

Project Summary

This project will repair damages to a section of road that traverses a water control structure at the Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge.

Conservation / Restoration Goals

  • Restore safe staff and visitor access

Project Benefits

  • Restores access
  • Helps reinforce water control structure
  • Addresses safety concerns

Additional Details

Hurricane Sandy damaged many roads, trails, boardwalks, viewing platforms and other assets of the National Wildlife Refuge system that provide visitor access to natural areas. Maintaining opportunities for visitors to fully utilize publicly owned lands and fostering a deeper human-wildlife connection remain high priorities for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Work at Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge will include raising sections of road with 200 tons of dirt and 100 tons of gravel and reinforcing the Marsh C impoundment dike with 1,148 tons of rip-rap to prevent future erosion and reduce wave impact from an adjacent lake.


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Project: Repair Damaged Road

Funding awarded: $7,000

Project Summary

This project will repair minor damages to a section of Allen Road that were caused by Hurricane Sandy, at the Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge.

Conservation / Restoration Goals

  • Restore safe staff and visitor access

Project Benefits

  • Restores access
  • Addresses safety concerns

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Project: Repair Damage to Visitor Center

Funding awarded: $4,000

Project Summary

This project will repair minor damages to the visitor center that were caused by Hurricane Sandy, at the Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge.

Conservation / Restoration Goals

  • Repair/maintain visitor facility

Project Benefits

  • Mitigates leaks and prevents future damage

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Last updated: October 28, 2014