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Jetty Construction Leads to Smaller Channel at Barnegat Inlet

Video takes a look at the construction

Construction work ongoing at Barnegat Inlet. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
Construction work ongoing at Barnegat Inlet. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
Work on the north jetty of Barnegat Inlet, at Island Beach State Park, has led to barges and other pieces of equipment being anchored in the inlet's main channel, which runs along the jetty.

A reporter from NBC10 took a closer look at the situation this week, as seen in the video above.

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Background: 

The project is expected to began in March and is expected to be completed in the late fall, state officials said.

Superstorm Sandy caused the displacement of stone along the 740 feet of jetty being repaired. The repair work will involve rebuilding the cross-section of the jetty using existing capstone, supplemented with additional capstone, corestone, slushed concrete and stone-filled mattresses.

More information is available here.
Ken May 21, 2014 at 04:54 PM
If I do go out Barnegat Inlet I'll run along the south jetty. Once you clear the bar next to the light house there's plenty of water for 20' something boats. I mainly run out Manasquan Inlet.
Daniel Nee May 22, 2014 at 12:25 AM
Ken - How about the breakers, though? Sometimes they seem to pop up out of nowhere along the south jetty, which is why I avoid it (though it looks like fun if you're in a jet-ski).
Joey Joe May 22, 2014 at 08:15 AM
Barnegat Inlet has always been a crap shoot. I still believe it's an inlet where you have to pick & choose your days to use it even after the improvements that were made years back.
Ken May 22, 2014 at 11:38 AM
Dan Before the mouth of the inlet I shift over to the north side of the Inlet. Like Joey said it's always a crap shoot running it. I'm docked in Northern Barnegat Bay now so most of my trips out are through Manasquan.
Joey Joe May 22, 2014 at 11:51 AM
too bad we all didn't live near the Cape May Inlet...which I've found to be the best on the NJ Coast.

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