Baker’s Channel and Massey’s Ditch at Low Tide
Driscoll Drones took more aerial shots and video today of the Masseys Ditch and Baker’s Channel area of Rehoboth Bay along the backside of Lynch’s Thicket Island at low tide. “The tide was still trickling out” .. Chris Driscoll. He starts with the Charles W Cullen bridge and Burtons Island in the background, where Baker’s Channel starts. You can see the flats along route 1, to the beach with the Atlantic ocean behind that. He then moves to the backside of Massey’s Ditch where it runs into Rehoboth Bay. There is a great shot of the shoaling along Massey’s Ditch on the Indian River side as well.
Sand bars are large and numerous, this is at low tide on January 31, 2019. Bakers channel is there but one or two good nor’easters and that whole area will not be navigable. This is not part of the dredge project for Massey’s Landing.
These sand bars are reducing your fishing, well catching actually. Mussel beds are being smothered. The oyster aquaculture farms will increase structure for fish and fauna. They need good turbid water too and with the bays getting choked with sand bars that could be an issue down the road. Hoping to see some serious consideration of large dredge projects for the inland bays. Also reduced erosion is a must as well as run off issues.
Pictures of Baker’s Channel and the surrounding sand bars.