By Mike Busch
I checked out Old Inlet by boat on Memorial Day. While there is has been a tremendous amount of sand filling in many of the channels, there are a few narrow spots left that are allowing some nice flow between the ocean and the bay. I had a couple readings of 15 feet at the deepest points but it is overall much shallower than in years past and caution is advised, particularly on an outgoing tide.
There also appears to be new eel grass coming up in spots as well as big beds of Amphipod tubes, homes to shrimp like crustaceans that eat algae- all good signs for the health of the bay.
Aerial Images on Pages 2,3,4 and 5