Cape Cod Times
Dredging of entrance to Cotuit Bay begins
COTUIT — Dredging of the Cotuit Bay entrance channel and the western tip of Sampson’s Island will begin this week.
This phase of the project will widen the channel by about 130 feet, and the dredged material will be used for beach nourishment on the southern side of the eastern end of the island —Dead Neck Beach — and for a habitat enhancement area, according to a statement from the Barnstable Department of Public Works.
The department will conduct the dredging in collaboration with Barnstable Clean Water Coalition, the Massachusetts Audubon Society and Barnstable County.
Depending on weather, dredging operations will be ongoing from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays until Jan. 15, the projected completion date of this phase of the project.
Boaters are asked to use caution while navigating the waters around the dredging operation.