Eel Pond: Dry

The dredging of the east channel of Eel Pond in Mattapoisett is well underway.  The pond, which has been tide-controlled for decades, has not been completely drained in years.  What’s left behind is a basin of mud and a vast assortment of shells speckle the area.

The project has long been in the works and was briefly put on hold over the summer due to concern about the potential negative impact on eastern piping plovers, a threatened bird species that nests and breeds along the South Coast.

In case you missed it, here’s what the channel looked like on Saturday, October 13, 2012.

By Eric Tripoli

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