Posted on October 20, 2015
By Phil Gregory, WBGO News
State and local officials attended a ceremony today in Monmouth County to launch a long-awaited project to make New Jersey boating channels more navigable.
A $7.7 million dollar project funded by the state, county, and local towns will dredge the Shark River.
Neptune resident Wayne Fey says Superstorm Sandy added to silt that’s been building up for years in the river channels.
“I got a 30 foot boat. I can’t come in and out of here at low tide, there’s not enough water. There’s not enough water to even keep fish alive in this river anymore. I’m hoping that the dredging comes in so we can use our boats the way we’re supposed to use our boats and put enough water in the river to bring life back to it.”
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