Offshore shoal. The calculated hydrodynamics at Mattituck Inlet in a
natural state and the offshore shoal located to the east are displayed in
Figures 5-18a through 5-18h. This series of figures illustrates current velocity
and current velocity vectors overlying bathymetry for the spring tide periods of
near-maximum offshore flood current velocity, near-maximum inlet flood current
velocity, near-maximum offshore ebb current velocity, and near-maximum inlet
ebb current velocity, respectively. Figure 5-18a illustrates current velocity at
1200 on 7 October 2002, the time of near-maximum offshore flood current.
Figures 5-18b displays the same current velocity vectors overlying the inlet and
offshore shoal bathymetry.
Figure 5-18a. Near-maximum offshore flood-tide velocity, Mattituck Inlet offshore
shoal area, 1200 GMT on 7 October 2002
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