- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 18, 2018

BROOKHAVEN, N.Y. (AP) - The Army Corps of Engineers will start an emergency dredging on a Long Island inlet to remove leftover sand from nor’easters.

Newsday reports U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin announced the emergency dredging of Moriches Inlet on Tuesday. The inlet connects Moriches Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.

Officials say winter storms left about 300,000 cubic yards of sand in the inlet. It has caused dangerous boating conditions.

U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer says the project will cost $18 million. Schumer says there’s not enough money in the Corps‘ work plan budget to fund the entire budget.

The Corps says it will coordinate with state and federal agencies to get funding and determine permits.



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Information from: Newsday, http://www.newsday.com

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