Dredging In The Manasquan Inlet Off Point Beach, Manasquan Shores

Emergency dredging at Manasquan Inlet following Hurricane Sandy's impact has already been completed, but additional projects in the inlet area are still planned, officials said.

The plan for additional dredging was confirmed by Steven Rochette, spokesman for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which has jurisdiction over New Jersey's inlets.

Some of the work has been completed by the Currituck, a Corps-owned dredge boat, and others will be undertaken by a contractor.

A survey map of Manasquan Inlet completed after Hurricane Sandy showed the inlet maintaining a depth of 14 to 17 feet in its center. The only lower depths appear on the map close to the tip of the south jetty, a historic shoaling point, where they are between 9 and 13 feet.

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Martin April 18, 2014 at 05:35 PM
DREDGE the bay so higher tides after every rainstorm won't flood homes again. DREDGE the bay, clean the sand, and use it to replenish beaches and build dunes. That's a win-win situation.
Louis C Ripa April 19, 2014 at 07:52 AM
It is great the area has seen fit to do the additional work to make the channels easier for boats and also help in flood tides. Perhaps Ocean City should take some advice from Point Pleasant and also Tuckerton. Both communities have managed tg arrange for the dredge operation to improve the areas. For some reason Ocean City is not capable of getting its act together for over two years. Louis


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