It substantiates what people at Save the Great South Bay and what marine scientists have been saying, based on the data, and on a thorough knowledge of barrier beach dynamics.
Here are the key bullet points:
To date, breach monitoring data indicates that:
- The breach, although not static, is relatively stable and there is a likelihood that closure by natural processes may occur in the future.
- Water levels and tidal amplitude in eastern Great South Bay returned to normal soon after Hurricane Sandy and have remained in the normal range.
- Water exchange between the ocean and bay has increased in eastern Great South Bay.
- Extensive shoaling has occurred within the Great South Bay just north of the breach.
In other words, contrary to the alarmist talk that the breach would expand, the uninformed opinion that it was causing flooding, the breach is cleaning up the eastern part of The Great South Bay, and starting to fill in naturally.
It will be quite a summer on The Great South Bay — for boaters, fishermen, swimmers, and for all the wildlife that call it home. When it gets to September there will be again a push to close it, but as matters stand, there is no scientific or practical rationale for doing so.
- STGSB Podcast Episode 5: Methoprene & Emerging Contaminants - December 17, 2019
- STGSB Podcast Episode 4: Native Planting with Matt Gettinger - December 17, 2019
- STGSB Podcast Episode 3: Shellfish and the Revitalization of the Great South Bay - December 16, 2019
- STGSB Podcast Episode 2: The Challenges of Sustainable Development - December 6, 2019
- The Mayor’s Cup Charity Regatta and Clambake — Celebrating Our Heritage on The Great South Bay - September 27, 2019
- Clam Bake And Party For Save the Great South Bay - August 30, 2019
- Official SGSB Letter To The NYS Parks Department Re: West Brook With Bonus Drone Footage - July 21, 2019
- Repel The Invaders And Help Save The Great South Bay - June 20, 2019
- Coffee With The Supervisor: Native Plantings, Methoprene - June 18, 2019
- The 5K Run For The Bay: Pursuing Change - May 23, 2019