Dredging project on tap for Fire Island Inlet

Hurricane Sandy severely eroded the waterway, which needs

Hurricane Sandy severely eroded the waterway, which needs extra sand in order for commercial fishing boats to use it. (February 4, 2013 6:06 PM)

A dangerous problem around Fire Island is set to be repaired with newly allocated Sandy relief aid.

According to a recent sonar survey by the Army Corps of Engineers, Fire Island Inlet, which connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Great South Bay, now stands at less than 4 feet during low tide. The average depth is usually 14 feet.

Commercial fishermen who frequently use the inlet say the...

Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner®, Comcast®, customers with acccess to News 12.

Already registered or an Optimum customer?
Log in
Time Warner®, Comcast® or Service ElectricSM customer?
Create an account
Not a customer?
Subscribe

Comments

advertisement | advertise on News 12

advertisement | advertise on News 12