Gap in Merrimack River Jetty to be Closed

Gap in Merrimack River Jetty to be Closed
SAT map, mouth of the Merrimack River.

Newburyport News: Federal funds have been earmarked to block a gap near the north jetty [of the Merrimack River] that threatened to undermine a multi-million-dollar restoration project of the jetties.

State Sen. Bruce Tarr, R-Gloucester, said Friday [Nov. 21] that federal officials have earmarked another “$400,000 to $500,000” to plug an aperture near the stone jetty of about 100’.

“This is an important part of the project,” said Tarr Friday. “If a gap near the north jetty were permitted to exist, it could mean the migration of sand from Salisbury beach into the waterway.

Read more about the federal funds to close the gap in the north jetty of the Merrimack River.

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