All Set for Cotuit Bay Entrance Channel Dredging

Image source: Barnstable County Government

The Department of Public Works, in collaboration with Barnstable Clean Water Coalition, Massachusetts Audubon Society, and Barnstable County, will begin operations for Phase 2 of the dredging of the Cotuit Bay Entrance Channel and the western tip of Sampson’s Island during this week.

Image source: Barnstable County Government

Dredging program is anticipated to begin on or about October 30th, the Town of Barnstable said in their yesterday’s release.

This work is a continuation of the work completed last year and will widen the existing channel by approximately an additional 130 feet.

The dredged material is set to be utilized for beach nourishment purposes on the southern side of the eastern end of the island and for a habitat enhancement area.

“Weather pending, dredging operations will be on-going, Monday through Saturday from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM until completion of this phase of the project,” the town said.

It is expected that the dredging operations will be completed no later than January 14, 2020.