Comments on: Super Storm Sandy Restores Habitat in Sunken Meadow Park http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2013/02/10790/ The EPA Blog Mon, 06 Jul 2015 06:00:35 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: sergeantegan http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2013/02/10790/#comment-4247 Thu, 12 Dec 2013 07:45:57 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/greeningtheapple/?p=10790#comment-4247 I have always wondered why the east culvert/berm was constructed in that manner; it seemed to create stagnation issues, a disagreeable abundance of algal flora in the summer, and tragedy, as several swimmers perished in the deep, dark waters in Sunken Meadow Creek over the years.

On the other hand, I did spot an amazing sea turtle near the wood bridge (now hopelessly oversized, since the estuary has been restored, courtesy of Hurricane Sandy.)

I look forward to Spartina flourishing on the now exposed muddy banks, and the concomitant ecosystem developing, one that should have been there, fifty years ago. NYS did a bang-up job on the east bridge, replacing the berm and culverts of the ecologically benighted 50’s.

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