The barrier beach of Edgartown Great Pond was opened yesterday, March 24th, 2019. Prior to the cut the Pond was about 4.2 feet above sea level. As of this morning the Pond was down about 3 vertical feet and is still draining.  If this cut follows the pattern of the last, EGP will drain for about 24 hours and then become tidal. Per the 1993 Gaines report, there are two phases to an opening. First the draining of the water and then the tidal phase. The flushing of the Pond happens during the tidal phase.  Models estimate that it takes 5-10 days of tidal exchange to achieve a full flush of the Pond. Fingers crossed for a great flush!