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Old 03-04-2010, 01:39 PM
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Prediction is looking like a possibility...

A while back I posted that I thought the top end of the tub might possibly open to the inlet's ocean waters, and it's really looking like a possibility lately. There is very little separating the ponds (which are now getting flushed every tide) and the downward slope to the tub on the other side of the dune.

Oh man... one can dream eh?

At the very least, the swimming in these ponds is going to be a safe, warmer and fun alternative to great white alley for families this summer.
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Old 03-04-2010, 04:02 PM
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I've been wondering how things have been fairing with all these storms coming from the east. It has to be having some real impact.
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Old 03-04-2010, 09:50 PM
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Mostly north winds today but the long flume flushing the ponds last week was wearing down to a short sand bar and it seems eminent that the ponds will become coves if this keeps up. Then we just need a block of explosives to finish the deed
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Old 03-04-2010, 10:12 PM
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PICTURES ? ? ? Anyone in area get any? Cape Cod Chronicle "Breakthru" pics show very narrow strip of sand separating ponds from harbor. Should be a very interesting April/May/June season as long as the seals don't decide it is their private swimming hole.

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Old 03-05-2010, 08:36 AM
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FWIW, a breach on South Beach appears more likely given the continued shoaling in the lighthouse cut.
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Old 03-05-2010, 09:35 AM
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We shall see... but I don't think it's possible to guess. One could pontificate that the southward shifting which is constant could pull sand down along the rest of South Beach (Lighthouse Beach becomes South Beach) to keep it full while the vacancy becomes a hole, or not.

Wind is mostly east today, and with big tides. Coastal flood advisories - and the surf is vicious. I would like to see the ponds become coves, as a starting point.

I'll get out there with a camera at some point big crisis at work to deal with today
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The cove should fish well on the outgoing if it does breach. I also see that popneset spit has two potential breaches following washovers and chapin beach is flooding behind the dunes every high tide.

Interesting times. The bay side will need a good scout first in April

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Popneset Spit

If what I read in Mashpee Enterprise is any where near correct they are supposed to start to re-nourish the spit with the sand from the dredge at the outflow. They have done it the past couple of years and seems to have helped but the 'spit' continues it's slow march into Poppy Bay! Can't wait to get down there to open cottage and see what has happened all along that stretch of beach.

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Got the above link from a forum on North Beach via the Cape Cod Chronical. A little slow loading but the pics are a from March 7 fly up and down the outer beach. You get to the inlet at the light at about slide 85.

Sorry the link I had posted didn't get there. Go to the link below then look for the forum link on the left side bar. Several posts down will be a post from KarlS with a link to a photoshop slide show.

http://www.chathamnorthbeach.com/
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Fred, looks like I've got a couple of years of exploring as a result of his great photos. Also, it appears there are a couple of drains north of the old southway on South Beach. Thanks for the link.
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http://www.chathamnorthbeach.com/sci...al_11XII09.pdf

Interesting (albiet I just did a quick scan during lunch) analysis looks at the system from 1846 and projects to about 2050.
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one can only hope..., Wake me from this dream when a positive sighting of 3 of 5 anglers have good fish on in front of the Rosa Ragusa, at the same time...... AND Capt. Keith is giving us the "thumbs up" as he ferrys a full load of birders and seal watchers to the B bouy......,like this is nothing unusual!!Can't wait!!! My memory needs this kind of refresher...,!
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Fred, thanks for that link. Looks like it might be a good time to be in the house moving business.
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Has anyone actually been down to lighthouse beach yet ?

There's a report on SOL that the water was flowing over into the tub at high tide two days ago.....

I hope that's not bs.


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I was there at low tide and didn't see any evidence of that happening. I could see where the two small ponds near the big girl bar might merge. It is possible the the was some washover but there is a rather large berm for the tide to breach to get into the tub. I didn't explore any further because the wind was howling. I'll get down there in a couple of weeks at high tide to take some photos. FishHawk
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