The Tale of Two Sinkholes
August 1, 2016
Two significant sinkholes developed between Bridge 2 and Bridge 3 north of Point Pleasant this weekend. (This is a notoriously unstable area.) Tomorrow, August 2nd, the Park staff will be draining down the Canal section by opening the waste gate at Bridge 4 in Smithtown and the waste gate at Mountainside Inn in Point Pleasant. Fish rescues will be conducted if needed.
Bi-State Construction will arrive next Monday, August 8th to repair the holes. The project is anticipated to take two days.
We commend DCNR for jumping right on the repair.