This photo taken this morning shows just how bad the silt buildup problem is getting in the Bronx River. What once a small mud flat 10 years ago has now grown into a virtual island of rocks and weeds in the middle of the stream. Note the six-foot high vegetation.
I took this picture along the river pathway near Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville. In the foreground, just beyond Roger, you can see the shallow channel. What can’t see is the thin ribbon of water running on the other side of Silt Island.
Obviously, the worsening condition of the river is contributing to the flood problems in the area. Dredging is badly needed, but it is expensive …and where’s the money going to come from?