Newburyport, MA Takes Steps To Stem Erosion on Plum Island
The city of Newburyport is taking steps to deal with heavy erosion on Plum Island that has compromised the integrity of a roadway and water line.
Recent high tides and severe storms have impacted Reservation Terrace and temporary measures have been implemented to make sure water service remains available to residents.
“Erosion has long been a concern on Plum Island and today we face an exigent threat to the delivery of public services and the safety of our residents,” Mayor Donna Holaday said. “We are actively working to reduce the immediate challenges posed by expected tides and are eager to begin work to conduct long-overdue dredging that will hopefully serve as a longer-term solution.”
High tides tend to be high in September and Hurricane Larry is compounding the situation despite being hundreds of miles to the southeast of the Seacoast. A High Surf Advisory is in effect until at least Saturday for dangerous surf with 5-7 foot waves and a high risk of rip currents.
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