Dredge We Must!

Visitors to Compo Beach — and there have been many these recent, beautiful days — have wondered about all the heavy equipment near South Beach.

(Photo/Bruce McFadden)

They’re there to dredge the Ned Dimes Marina and adjacent channel.

It’s the first time since 1993. Since then, Hurricanes Irene and Sandy — along with the natural movement of tides — have created dangerous conditions for boaters.

The project involves over 20,000 cubic yards of sand.

And in 2040 or so, we’ll do it all over again.

4 responses to “Dredge We Must!

  1. Lawrence J Zlatkin

    This is year 1 of a 2 year project. The big dredging of the channel itself will occur next spring. Please feel free to direct questions to the Boating Advisory Committee or the Parks & Rec Commission.

  2. Nancy Hunter

    Where does the sand go? Nantucket could use it, but that’s a long way to go! Canada may be helping Malibu with its erosion problem… Climate change reaches everywhere, everyone.

  3. Mary M Maynard

    When will we dredge the Saugatuck? mmm

  4. Bettina Gangi

    That stuff around the heavy equipment does look like sludge…how long will it stay there? And on South Beach…well, those little mounds do not look like sand. It ain’t pretty!