Dr. Charles Flagg took another flight over the Breach at Old Inlet on Fire Island on September 24, 2017.  The flyover mosaic is available below.  Dr. Flagg provided the following report:

I completed another over flight today to see what Jose’s waves had done.  The island in the middle of the breach was removed and the waves seemed to have eroded some of the shoals inside the breach.  And the main channel seems to have been widened.

Mark Lang has assembled all the geo-referenced photo mosaics into a kml file that can be viewed using Google Earth.  By clicking between images and using the fade in-out button you can clearly see how the inlet is changing with time.  An offline version of the KML file is available as KMZ. The full size image is also available.

For more information, please visit Dr. Charles Flagg’s website.

September 25, 2017

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