Haven't been out in the boat yet to check them out. Has anyone seen them yet? Can a boat get through?
??????? OP is asking about NEW not old.They are talking about the south channel that has always been there not cuts from the gulf to big lagoon. There use to be a road from navy station to ft mc rey there is some blacktop on the NE corner of sand island. These last two storms have probably washed all the blacktop away.
You could post the link?
No because as stated, they said they didn't know how to post a video anywhere. I suggested using Youtube but no reply.Someone posted they passed thru in a small craft. They had video but didn't know how to post it anywhere.
This is me. I went through the middle cut in the picture above that shows all three cuts. The cut to west had already filled in but the other two appeared to be plenty deep to drive through. The cut all the way to east has some pilings in the middle of the channel like there was a bridge or road back in the day. We didn't touch bottom until we hit the surf zone, I'd say the cut was 2-4 feet deep. We also walked around the new island to check out the original lagoon area south of Mcrea. There were two boats very far back in the lagoon area so I think it may be deeper than before because the areas where the water meets the sand has a very steep drop. The water was still pretty dirty but I'd guess at least 3 feet deep or more in the Lagoon area.
I don't think it will effect the fishery much, because those cuts are so close to the pass. Had the occurred halfway down the island, it would change things, but that close, shouldn't really affect the salinity.If I were a biologist I'd be fascinated by the change in the fishery by the new cuts.
I'll bet they won't last long, not changed by man, but slowly by mother nature. I assume they will be closed by normal wave action in a few months.
I could be wrong though.