Dredging of Cotuit Bay and Sampson’s Island Underway, Project Expected to Last Until January

COURTESY OF THREE BAYS PRESERVATION
Dredge surveying on Dead Neck Sampson’s Island.

COTUIT – The Department of Public Works, in collaboration with Three Bays Preservation, Massachusetts Audubon, and Barnstable County, began operations for dredging the Cotuit Bay Entrance Channel and the western tip of Sampson’s Island this week.

This phase of the project will widen the existing channel by approximately 130’ and the dredged material will be utilized for beach nourishment purposes on the southern side of the eastern end of the island at Dead Neck Beach and for a habitat enhancement area.

Weather pending, dredging operations will be on-going, Monday through Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. until completion of this phase of the project. Dredging operations are expected to be completed by January 15, 2019.

Boaters should use caution while navigating the waters around the dredging operation.

By TIM DUNN, CapeCod.com News Center

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