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Does anybody know what is going on with the replenishment of the south shore beaches from montauk to Fire Island? A decision was supposed to be made on the 22nd of August. Is there any feedback or does anybody know of a website that might have information about the study? This study has been going on for 40 years and I was wondering what was going on. Any info is appreciated. Thank You.
 

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bucktail wrote:
nice waste of public funds to protect private property!
Is this a knee jerk reaction or do you believe this to be true after you took into consideration the consequences of not "wasting" public funds in the Westhampton Dunes area.
I, for one, would like access to the PUBLIC area at Cupsogue to remain open. And that is just one aspect of maintaining the barrier beach in the Dunes area.
 

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Ed The Red wrote:
bucktail wrote:
nice waste of public funds to protect private property!
Is this a knee jerk reaction or do you believe this to be true after you took into consideration the consequences of not "wasting" public funds in the Westhampton Dunes area.


I'm not sure what would have been the consequences in the Westhampton Dunes area - one is that there wouldn't be so many $million dollar mansions in the area. Maybe there would have been some other impact that we fisherman wouldn't have wanted??
 

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Seajay2 wrote:
Ed The Red wrote:
bucktail wrote:
nice waste of public funds to protect private property!
Is this a knee jerk reaction or do you believe this to be true after you took into consideration the consequences of not "wasting" public funds in the Westhampton Dunes area.


I'm not sure what would have been the consequences in the Westhampton Dunes area - one is that there wouldn't be so many $million dollar mansions in the area. Maybe there would have been some other impact that we fisherman wouldn't have wanted??


It's more than just fishermen. Not replenishing the barrier beach would (assuming that a real long term plan ie: removing the ill conceived groins to the east of Westhampton Dunes and replacing them with a wave dissipating reef, as one example, is never going to happen) lead to an inevitable breach. Then we would be faced with the loss of public land to the west, the major environmental impact to Moriches Bay, to say nothing of the cost to taxpayers for Federal Flood Insurance claims and loss of tax revenue from said million dollar homes. As short sighted as beach replenishment is, it is a small price to pay compared to not "wasting" some money now.
 

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WESTHAMPTON DUNES IS NOT A PRIVATE BEACH THE BEACH IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC WITH 6 PUBLIC ACCESS LOCATIONS . THE BEACH IS OPEN TO 4 WHEEL
DRIVE TRUCKS FOR THE FALL RUN .AT ANY WEEKEND IN OCTOBER THERE ARE
OVER A HUNDRED FISHERMEN ON THE BEACH AND MAYBE 3 RESIDENTS .
SO BUCKTAIL YOU DONT NO WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT.





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