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Leak in Geotube Incites Neighbors, As Dredge Material Drains at Marina

Posted on December 14, 2015

Stone Harbor has begun its much anticipated dredging of the back bay but the borough’s decision to use the municipal marina land at 80th Street as the dewatering site has neighbors in the area up in arms.

Borough Administrator Jill Gougher said that the borough engineer considered other possible sites for the dewatering facility but none could accommodate the large amounts of material that will be produced during the project.

“We thought of off-loading Site 103,” a containment structure on Nummy Island bought by the borough in 2014, “but it will only hold about 20,000 cubic yards at any one time and that would have extended the length of the project,” she said.


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