Army Corps: Sandy worsened Fire Island Inlet navigation
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The Army Corps of Engineers has determined that Fire Island Inlet, already dangerously shallow, accumulated even more sand from superstorm Sandy.
An agency sonar survey conducted last month found that the depth of the navigation channel, which is supposed to be 14 feet at low tide, has dropped to as little as 3.7 feet. In some places in the inlet outside the marked channel, there are now sandbars...