By Mike Busch
We have been monitoring the progress of the emergency dredging operation that is removing sand from Moriches Inlet and depositing it around Smith Point Beach.
On Thursday evening we got our first look from the Smith Point side where the sand is being pumped onto the beach and spread out with Caterpillar D6T tractors.
You can also see the CR McCaskill working outside the inlet, which should make boaters happy knowing the treacherous shoals that built up in the mouth of the inlet are being removed.
Unfortunately we are expecting a large storm over the weekend with a coastal flood watch in effect for Saturday with tides 2 to 3 feet above normal and breaking waves of 8 to 12 feet. One concern is this fresh sand flowing west and clogging the Old Inlet Wilderness Breach.
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