A major project to dredge Menemsha channel has hit a snag, missing a Jan. 31 deadline for completion and raising ire among Aquinnah officials over damage at the West Basin. The project cannot begin again until fall.
The unfinished project in Menemsha Channel has come to a new impasse as town officials and the Army Corps of Engineers sort their options for dealing with equipment that the contractor has left behind.
A long-awaited project to dig out the Sengekontacket channel will begin early Monday. Enormous deposits of sand have collected on both sides of the bridge, blocking the exchange of water between the salt pond and the ocean.
A long-awaited project to dredge a channel that feeds Sengekontacket Pond is set to go this spring, now that Oak Bluffs has awarded a bid for project. Sediment has been piling up at the channel since Hurricane Sandy.