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Hurricane impact on beaches in the eastern Caribbean Islands 1989 - 1995

APPENDIX I.  DOMINICA BEACH DATA 1989 AND 1990

Location of Beach Monitoring Sites in Dominica 
1987-1992

 

Beach Changes in Dominica Following Hurricanes Gabrielle and Hugo in 1989
Site Change in 
Profile Area (%)
Change in 
Profile Width (m)
Change in Dune/Land 
Edge (m)
Scotts Head Atlantic -10.6 + 1.318 NR
Scotts Head Caribbean -16.0 - 2.560 NR
Roseau Bayfront +23.4 + 1.976 NR
Pottersville -17.3 - 2.492 0
Woodbridge Bay -20.5 - 4.917 0
Rockaway 1 +29.5 + 3.950 0
Rockaway 2 -37.8 -12.767 -1
Donkey Beach  -18.2 - 7.981 0
Mero Beach -30.9 - 2.851 -5
Batalie +16.0 + 3.310 0
Coconut Beach -65.9 -17.816 -3
Purple Turtle Beach -33.1 - 8.558 -5
Belle Hall -30.6 - 8.294 -1.5
Toucarie -36.1 - 9.683 -4.5
Hampstead + 2.0 + 6.306 0
Pointe Baptiste -11.3 + 1.019 -1.3
Woodford Hill +11.6 - 0.834 -0.9
Londonderry -26.1 -20.083 -8
Pagua -44.5 -18.477 -2
Castle Bruce - 5.8 + 1.557 -1.8
Bout Sable North - 3.5 - 0.428 0
Bout Sable South - 6.2 - 5.576 0
Dubuc + 5.3 - 2.528 0
Mean -14.2 - 4.369 -1.7
ND  no data
NR  not relevant due to wall or building

Beach Recovery in Dominica Following Hurricanes Gabrielle and Hugo
(July 1990 values compared with July 1989 values)
Site Recovery of Profile
Area (%)
Recovery of Profile
Width (%)
Recovery of Profile
Width (m)
Scotts Head Atlantic 82 94 - 1.132
Scotts Head Caribbean 75 73 - 2.624
Roseau Bayfront 106 105 + 1.205
Pottersville 90 98 - 0.490
Woodbridge Bay 86 84 - 5.715
Rockaway 1 137 125 + 3.171
Rockaway 2 69 61 -11.818
Donkey Beach 98 94 - 1.647
Mero Beach 122 121 + 3.610
Batalie 87 80 - 6.893
Coconut Beach 81 73 - 7.513
Purple Turtle Beach 77 78 - 6.718
Belle Hall 79 79 - 5.608
Toucarie 87 82 - 4.663
Hampstead 118 126 + 7.080
Pointe Baptiste 106 111 - 2.366
Woodford Hill 69 84 - 6.036
Londonderry 94 90 - 5.666
Pagua 61 50 -20.533
Castle Bruce 117 119 + 7.127
Bout Sable North 100 97 - 0.822
Bout Sable South 110 94 - 2.374
Dubuc 104 103 + 1.095
Mean 94 92 - 3.014
                                                        
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