Napeague Dredging Raises Concerns on Long Island

Napeague Dredging Raises Concerns on Long Island

East Hampton Star: Following what the clerk of the East Hampton [NY] Town Trustees called a “bureaucratic nightmare,” the Suffolk County Department of Public Works began dredging the west channel of Napeague Harbor yesterday (Oct. 2), a project the trustees said was both unnecessary and liable to damage the shoreline.

As part of the work, the county is to remove the tip of Hicks Island, which the trustees and Lazy Point residents fear will leave the shoreline vulnerable to northwest winds and waves. If the channel is dredged again, the trustees’ clerk, Diane McNally, told her colleagues at a September 23 meeting, “we are going to have continuing erosion to the shoreline, a more dangerous launching ramp, and the northwest winds are going to be coming straight into that harbor with no protection at all.”

Read more about concerns raised by the Napeague Harbor dredging project.

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