Menemsha Channel Dredging Delayed a Year

Menemsha Channel Dredging Delayed a Year
A fishing boat enters Menemsha Harbor. Photo/New England Boating, Tom Richardson.

While repairs to the Menemsha Harbor jetties are moving forward, the Martha’s Vineyard Times reports that the Army Corps of Engineers has delayed a $2 million plan to dredge the channel to Menemsha Pond until next fall or winter.

The dredging is being delayed because of delays in securing the necessary state and federal permits.

The dredging project is designed to restore the channel between the jetties to a depth of 10’ above mean low water, and to a depth of 8’ along the 1.2-mile channel into Menemsha Pond. Parts of that channel have shoaled to depths of less than 3’.

Read more about the project designed to dredge the Menemsha channel.