Officials Call for Emergency Dredging of Moriches Bay

Congressman Lee Zeldin has once again called on the Army Corps to undertake an immediate emergency dredging of the Long Island Intracoastal Waterway, Moriches Inlet, and Moriches Bay.

Following his previous letter (February 17) to Colonel Thomas D. Asbery, Commander New York District, Congressman Zeldin has sent another one, calling for the emergency dredging of the waterways.

After three strong and unprecedented recent winter storms, not only has the situation significantly deteriorated in Moriches Bay and throughout the entire Long Island Intracoastal Waterway, but sand has virtually closed Moriches Inlet,” Congressman Zeldin wrote.

This inlet provides critical access to the Atlantic Ocean and has allowed some boats to bypass the shoaling problems of Moriches Bay. The threat of a triple closure of the Intracoastal Waterway, Bay and Inlet, however, will guarantee a major blow to marine related businesses across eastern Suffolk County and increase overall danger to boating safety,” he added.

According to him, failure to dredge these vital waterways will not only cause economic hardship and create a public safety crisis, but will bring about significant environmental issues.

For a signed PDF copy of the letter click here.

 

Share this article

Follow Dredging Today

Events>

<< Jun 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
27 28 29 30 31 1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30

Global Dredging Forum

2 day conference on the commercial activities of ports. How to meet the global demands of new vessels in an increasingly competitive market.

read more >

IADC SEMINAR ON DREDGING AND RECLAMATION IN DELFT

This five-day course strives to provide an understanding through lectures by experts in the field and workshops…

read more >

10th Dredging & Land Reclamation Summit 2019

The 10th Dredging & Land Reclamation World between 15-18 July 2019 in London is aimed at resolving…

read more >

Australasian Coasts and Ports 2019

Conference Theme “Future directions from 40°S and beyond” reflects the increasing awareness about the need to find suitable…

read more >

Jobs>

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of DredgingToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply

Dredging jobs in Abu Dhabi at NMDC

National Marine Dredging Company “NMDC” aims to be the largest dredging player in the Arab’s Gulf region...

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of DredgingToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below....

apply