The breach at Fire Island National Seashore, Video

The breach at Fire Island National Seashore, Video

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Fire island, NY. Aerial pictures of Fire island, after superstorm Sandy devastated the area. Photo courtesy of: © Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines (PSDS) / WCU

In 2012, Superstorm Sandy opened up a new inlet on Fire Island National Seashore.

Upon the request of the Commissioner heading up the New York Department of Conservation, and owing to the prompt intervention of a community of coastal scientists led by PSDS Director Rob Young, submitting an expert statement explaining why leaving inlets open after a storm was important, the decision to leave the inlet open was ultimately taken.

WATCH: The breach at Fire Island National Seashore, A Youtube Video, Uploaded on October 25, 2017.
A 12-minute video showing how this storm-formed inlet has transformed water quality in the estuary.

The Benefits Of Inlets Opened During Coastal Storms; Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines (PSDS) / WCU (03-21-2013)

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