Menemsha Pond Dredging Meets with Opposition

Menemsha: A shot taken from the extreme southeast corner of the harbor basin. Photo/NEB/Tom Richardson.
Menemsha: A shot taken from the extreme southeast corner of the harbor basin. Photo/NEB/Tom Richardson.

Vineyard Gazette: A $1.95 million dredging project planned for the Menemsha channel may be dead in the water after the Chilmark selectmen pulled their support for the project this week.

Funded by the Army Corps of Engineers, the project called for dredging 6’ from the Menemsha Basin through the creek and into the pond. Funds were allocated as part of the $50 billion Hurricane Sandy relief bill in 2012. The corps said the dredging will improve navigation in the channel where some areas are as shallow as 2’ to 3’ due to shoaling.

Read more about the plan to dredge the channel to Menemsha Pond on Martha’s Vineyard.

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