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Introduction In 2012, Hurricane Sandy created an open breach in the barrier island system along the south shore of Long Island, N.Y. This breach formed at a location known as Old Inlet and migrated rapidly westward over the winter storm season following Hurricane Sandy. In response, the National Park Service sought assistance from the USGS New York Water Science Center to help evaluate the hydrodynamics and geomorphology of the breach. The evaluation is centered on measurement of water velocities and depths within the breach, and collection of water levels with the Great South Bay adjacent to the breach. This project is part of a larger ongoing study prepared in coordination with the National Park Service...


    map background search result map search result map Bathymetric and Tidal Discharge data for Wilderness Breach, Fire Island National Seashore, Long Island, NY, May 14, 2015 Bathymetric and Tidal Discharge data for Wilderness Breach, Fire Island National Seashore, Long Island, NY, May 14, 2015