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Surfs up dude? #540144
01/19/20 02:32 PM
01/19/20 02:32 PM
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WWIII Offline OP
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I don't remember seeing this many waves breaking on the shoreline (without a major storm). I have had quite a lot of beach erosion in the past few weeks. Anyone have any clues to why this is happening. I would hate to have to put in a bulkhead. I don't like them at all. I am sure some of it is caused by the loss of the turtle grass due to the sargassum over the past few years.

Re: Surfs up dude? [Re: WWIII] #540150
01/20/20 06:53 AM
01/20/20 06:53 AM
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It's something that happens from time to time ...... and then the sand comes back. Watch your own stretch of beach for a year and make the big decisions on management afterwards. Each area has different currents so what works for one area might be the wrong thing for another. A very gentle (and often effective) effort that can be tried now (and tweaked over time) is to get medium size rocks (6"-8" across) and place them parallel to the beach, about 5-10 feet out from the shorline. I've seen it work wonders in several areas - it takes a couple of months, but the sand that is loosened tends to get caught and doesn't travel elsewhere. another suggestion is a 5-10 foot line of rocks (doesn't have to be more than one course high) perpendicular to the shoreline down-current from the waves.


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