No, the Bay is connected directly to the ocean. The sea chests are being refitted with modern screens. 1mm wedge wire screens will be installed to prevent fish from entrainment to the fullest extent possible with a large surface area to reduce the velocity of the water at the screens surface to prevent potential impingement. Periodic air burst will be used to keep the screens clean.
Nordic will withdraw 10 million gallons per day (MGD) of sea water. In comparison, more than 60 billion gallons per day (BGD) is exchanged per day with the daily tidal flows.