While many of us simply pass our time on Cape Cod enjoying the beauty and uniqueness of the area, there’s something major in the works that will affect the region for generations to come. We’re talking about the Herring River Estuary Restoration Project. In the works for years, the enormous undertaking is currently in full swing.
The plan involves restoring the estuary by essentially constructing a new replacement for the main river dike. This, in turn, will allow a tidal flow in an area that hasn’t had one since the early 1900’s. That’s when a dike was constructed at the mouth of the Herring River. This, along with other alterations, stopped the tidal flow and drained the salt marshes.
These days, the Herring River in the Truro and Wellfleet area