Dredging of Cotuit Bay Entrance Channel, Western Tip of Sampson's Island

Work begins November 5th...

The Department of Public Works, in collaboration with Three Bays Preservation, Massachusetts Audubon, and Barnstable County, will begin operations for the dredging of the Cotuit Bay Entrance Channel and the western tip of Sampson’s Island on the week of November 5, 2018.  This phase of the project will widen the existing channel by approximately 130’ and the dredged material will be utilized for beach nourishment purposes on the southern side of the eastern end of the island (Dead Neck Beach) and for a habitat enhancement area. 

Weather pending, dredging operations will be on-going, Monday through Saturday from 7 AM to 5 PM until completion of this phase of the project.  Dredging operations will be completed by January 15, 2019. 

Boaters should use caution while navigating the waters around the dredging operation.


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