City of Newburyport Provides Update on Plum Island Erosion
By: Jordan Mayblum
Mayor Donna Holaday reports that the City of Newburyport is responding to acute erosion issues on Plum Island today.
Due to ongoing erosion caused by recent high tides and severe storms, Reservation Terrace has suffered adverse impacts that have compromised the integrity of the roadway and water lines. City officials have been in communication with affected residents about temporary measures now underway to ensure continued water service in the area.
The City of Newburyport is also undertaking additional emergency mitigation measures to prevent further issues that leaders anticipate due to higher-than-usual high tides in the coming days.
“Erosion has long been a concern on Plum Island and today we face an exigent threat to the delivery of public services and the safety of our residents,” Mayor Holaday said. “We are actively working to reduce the immediate challenges posed by expected tides and are eager to begin work to conduct long-overdue dredging that will hopefully serve as a longer-term solution.”