Environment and development
in coastal regions and in small islands
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Institutional strengthening of beach management capabilities in the organisation of
 eastern Caribbean States and the Turks and Caicos Islands
  

Appendix I

Beach Monitoring Data for a Sample Site
(Morris Bay, Antigua)

Data Table

Date Profile Area
(m2)
Profile Width
(m)
02.03.94  
04.27.94  
08.18.94  
11.18.94  
Mean 1994 
34.33     
34.68     
31.21     
27.72     
31.99    
20.48      
20.40      
18.54      
18.60     
19.50     
02.02.95  
05.05.95  
07.11.95  
09.27.95  
Mean 1995 
32.78     
30.22     
33.21     
8.86     
26.27    
20.19      
19.06      
19.76      
10.64      
17.41     
02.07.96  
05.09.96  
12.18.96  
Mean 1996 
9.83     
13.34     
10.82     
10.99    
11.83      
13.18      
13.18      
12.73     
02.19.97  
07.22.97  
10.28.97  
Mean 1997 
12.60     
12.47     
12.29     
13.79    
13.39      
16.50      
12.59      
14.16     
01.28.98  
05.13.98  
07.25.98  
09.30.98  
Mean 1998 
11.74     
10.58     
11.61     
11.23     
11.29    
14.29      
13.41      
13.62      
13.39      
13.68     
01.27.99  
05.04.99  
07.28.99  
11.04.99  
11.23.99  
Mean 1999 
15.03     
19.80     
19.78     
10.17     
6.04     
 14.17    
17.69      
17.04      
17.72      
13.43      
9.21      
15.01     
02.03.00   10.70      13.20      

 Composite graph showing beach profiles measured between 1994 and 2000

Beach profiles
 

The graph shows different beach profiles at Morris Bay measured between 1994 and 2000.  In 1994 the beach had a width of 18 m.  After Hurricane Luis, in September 1995, the beach was lowered in height by about 1 m and narrowed to 10 m in width.  The beach did not recover to pre-hurricane levels.

Line graph showing the trends in profile area and profile width over time

  Beach profile: area and width
 

This graph shows how the beach has varied over time.  The red line represents profile cross-sectional area and the green line shows the width of the beach profile.  As a result of Hurricane Luis in September 1995, profile area decreased from 33m2 to 9 m2, and profile width decreased from 20m to 10m.  Again, the graph shows clearly that while there was some recovery in the years following Hurricane Luis, the beach did not return to its pre-hurricane levels. 

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