A dangerous situation has arisen at Moriches Inlet: an estimated 250,000 cubic yards of accumulated sand is causing issues for boaters trying to navigate this busy waterway. At times, the marked channel has only one foot of water. However, this seemingly emergency situation is receiving no emergency dredging. In fact, many other dredging projects are being prioritized over Moriches Inlet, as it carries less commercial tonnage than other channels.
This dire situation has already caused boaters many problems, from running aground to capsizing.
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