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Old 02-16-2006   #1 (permalink)
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Beach Reclamation

Yesterday the local "newspaper" PorEsto announced that the post-Wilma beach reclamation project going on in Cancun has been very successful and they are going to take advantage of the machinery being here and do some work in Cozumel and Playa also. The goal was stated as beaches 60m wide.
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Yesterday the local "newspaper" PorEsto announced that the post-Wilma beach reclamation project going on in Cancun has been very successful and they are going to take advantage of the machinery being here and do some work in Cozumel and Playa also. The goal was stated as beaches 60m wide.

Does it have an effect on the reefs? I mean, if the beaches have always been a certain average width (as far as I know), wouldn't that extra sand be dragged out to sea again and cover/smother some of the coral on its way out?
What do you think?

Maybe they'll use it only on those areas where the beach became very thin.
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Yeah, check it out, here's a picture of the reclamation in progress, from a recent Atlanta Journal Constitution article:


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The beach will do what it wants to do. These puny little D8's will never be a match.
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Found an interesting site with reports of the post-Wilma rebuilding, mainly centered around Cancun, which includes daily progress reports on the beach reclamation and photos, at afterwilma.info
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Wow, what a project they have going on there.......
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Found an interesting site with reports of the post-Wilma rebuilding, mainly centered around Cancun, which includes daily progress reports on the beach reclamation and photos, at afterwilma.info

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any updates on beach reclamation

I am an owner at Fisherman's Village. I am very curious as to whether or not the beach reclamation plan will come to reality. Have you any update on this projec?.

Thank you very much
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I understand why Cancun had to do it, but it will be interesting to see how long it lasts. I've seen it done in Florida on the Gulf coast and it didn't take long for a good storm to wash it out.
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I am an owner at Fisherman's Village. I am very curious as to whether or not the beach reclamation plan will come to reality. Have you any update on this projec?.

Thank you very much
Shawn from Indy
They finished the work in <st1>Cancun</st1> and loaded the pipes onto trucks about a month ago. I’ve not found anyone that has seen the pipes arrive in PdC. And I’ve not been able to verify the start date for the PdC phase. Fisherman’s did have a great beach when their artificial reef was in place. You could always put that back.
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I understand why Cancun had to do it, but it will be interesting to see how long it lasts. I've seen it done in Florida on the Gulf coast and it didn't take long for a good storm to wash it out.
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I've seen the same thing. "Beach restoration" can help temporarily, but you can't fool mother nature in the long run (Of course, as John Maynard Keynes wrote, "In the long run, we are all dead.")

To the point: We used to own property in Santa Rosa Beach in The Panhandle. The restoration done after George ( I think) was completely wiped out the next year. Ask my sister who owns a place in Crystal Beach in Destin. The whole condo unit has been shut down for over two years because they hadn't recovered from the one in 2004 and got hit again in 2005. Our old condo in Blue Mountain Beach was a wood frame built in 1982 with eight foot wood pilings in the sand. Our condo in Playa, in a new building, has concrete walls that are built like a prison. With the hurricane shutters, I'm much more confident that our condo in Playa would withstand a hit than anything we once owned in The Panhandle.
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Beach reclamation will be an ongoing project forever or until mankind can control the currents and prevailing winds
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Talked to a friend of mine that stays in Cancun in the winter. A Mexican freind of his that does vidios for weddings and tv comercials was hired by the reclamation project to vidio tape it to show the progress and that they followed environmental standards
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Did he mention anything about Playa or was it just Cancun?
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Our friends who came with us to Playa this past April were just mentioning this all to me. They read it in a news journal. Very interesting.
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