OPINION: Will Dredging Barnegat Bay Off Toms River Lead To High Tides, Flooding?

From a reader: Will dredging the Barnegat Bay lead to "extreme shifting sediment is affecting the entire bay?" What about "millions of cubic feet of sand still on bottom... causing higher tides than normal, threatening houses with more flooding?"


Minden Yo April 21, 2014 at 08:28 AM
This is not a topic for opinions. I'm sure the SCIENCE behind the dredging has been done. Sandy was a "perfect storm" not an annual or even a decade event.
Martin April 21, 2014 at 08:56 AM
But FEMA and insurance companies set flood policy premiums as if it were a 100-year storm. Scientists calculated that another Superstorm like Sandy might happen every 500-700 years with a full moon at the same time. Nevertheless, dredge the bay now and reduce chances of higher tides that could flood our homes. Put the dredged-up sand on beaches (where it came from) and build better dunes.
Minden Yo April 21, 2014 at 09:19 AM
I agree Martin.
Phil Hueston April 21, 2014 at 11:32 AM
Water seeks its own level..Nothing changes except, maybe, the imagination.
Linda Drag April 21, 2014 at 03:56 PM
Just because they say every hundred years doesn't mean that we can't have another this year


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