While fish sampling continues in search of juvenile river herring, the County is gearing up to begin removing the remaining approximately 18,000 cubic yards of sand/sediment from the Pond. Dredging will continue until December 31.
Although, we haven't found any juvenile river herring since June, we did find Pope Francis at the Spring Lake Italian Festival!
Meanwhile at the inlet, the construction crew has begun driving piles in for the next 40 foot section of culvert. The culvert should be installed in the next week or two, after which they will move on to the next 40 foot section.
Exciting things are happening at Black Creek. Sediment samples were collected last week by Monmouth University for analysis as part of a proposed fish passage project that will include removal of 10,000 cubic yards of sediment and a passageway at the weir at Ocean Road. Stay tuned for results and check back next week for another update.