Fire Island Inlet Dredging
I believe Newsday stated Moses & Gilgo are the two primary areas of restoration. Obviously the Moses traffic circle needs fortifying and Gilgo is to fortify the area where the road is being repaired. Not sure of how much sand they will dredge up, but hopefully it is enough to pump sand back up all the way from Gilgo to the Thumb, town beaches included. It would be nice to to be able to once again run the entire length.
Thats the plan, I do not know if Cedar will get any sand.
I believe R.M.5 will get some before Cedar
Littoral drift is east to west, meaning that anything that they pump out of the inlet and onto Moses is just going to end up back in the inlet after another storm or two. It would be nice to be able to run the same channel for two years in a row, and not have the 4 buoy lying on its side again for a while.
Yea I saw the same thing. That pile is already huge. I also noticed a second barge closer to the causeway. Does anyone know if that is a second dredge? Maybe for Robert Moses?
Here's some info from a contact I have:
" Ray this is one of the fleet of trucks transporting the sand from the end of the pipeline to the west by Tobay. They are off road vehicles called DJB’s after the guy who designed them. Each holds 30 ton or 40CY of sand. They work day and night 7 days per week until all 800K CY’s are moved into place. "
He went on to say that the sand is being hauled to the western end of TOBAY and working towards the east.
My understanding is they'll work on Ocean Parkway dunes and roadway reconstruction first and the RM Traffic Circle. So that means bringing the sand probably back to the dredge outflow pipe at East Gilgo State Park.
Sand replenishment is secondary to the above and that would include the beaches at Cedar and Overlook.
As far as buying your 4x4 permit, your call. I bought mine, figuring Demo and Sore Thumb will be available. Maybe GSP? And I'm not out east to see Napeague or Hither Hills. I'm hoping to get out there this or next weekend to take a drive.
A lot of this will be weather related too. Great weather, few storms are key factors, and a looming deadline of May 30th for the roadwork all play in.