Cuttyhunk Ponds Dredging Permit Sought

SAT map, Cuttyhunk ponds.
SAT map, Cuttyhunk ponds.

Dredging Today reports that the town of Gosnold, Massachusetts, is seeking a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, to excavate tidal openings to Buzzards Bay to reintroduce tidal flushing into Westend Pond and Central Pond on Cuttyhunk Island.

The proposed work is designed to re-establish the tidal connection between the Westend Pond and Buzzards Bay. The Corps has issued 2 previous approvals to excavate to connect the waters of Westend Pond to Buzzards Bay but the excavations previously authorized have now filled in naturally.

Read more about the request to open tidal ponds on Cuttyhunk.