The New York Sea Grant Institute has published an excellent summary of why and how dredging windows can and should be expanded.
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Members of Smithtown Bay Yacht Club and the Stony Brook Yacht Club are advocating for dredging where the Stony Brook and Porpoise Channels merge. Boaters are extremely concerned by the shallow waters in their waterways. During low tides the channel can get as shallow as one foot deep. The increasing concern for safety has prompted many locals to press for dredging in the local channels.
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Many boaters are concerned with the dangerously shallow waters of Sea Dog Creek.
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Local fishermen were extremely concerned for their own safety and the safety of other boaters as the channel leading from Accabonac Harbor to Gardiner's Bay increasingly became smaller and shallower as sediment built up from the lack of dredging. Their intense worries led to the East Hampton Town Trustees agreeing to dredge the channel in March of 2017. The dredging was a success and will hopefully lead to more dredging plans in the future.
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What is dredging? What does it mean for our waterways? Dredging is the removal of sediment from waterways to increase the safety of boaters and to help protect the environment.
To learn more, read the following article published by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:
Towards the end of 2016, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone approved a $2.1 million plan to fund dredging in county waterways. Read the full article below: