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

APPENDIX III. BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS BEACH DATA 1989

Location of Beach Monitoring Sites in the British Virgin Islands 1989-1994

 

Beach Changes in the British Virgin Islands Following Hurricanes Gabrielle and Hugo in 1989
Site Change in Profile Area (%) Change in Profile Width (m)
Tortola:
Black Rock Belmont + 8.8 + 0.537
Long Bay Belmont -70.9 -14.138
Cappoons Bay West -22.0 - 8.846
Cappoons Bay East +14.3 + 0.161
Little Carrot Bay 0 - 0.082
Great Carrot Bay +41.8 - 1.761
Cane Garden Bay - 4.8 - 3.116
Brewers Bay +33.6 + 6.292
Josiahs Bay -50.6 ND
Long Bay Lambert -10.5 -12.423
Lloyds + 6 - 1.716
Fat Hogs Bay +45.0 + 2.452
Brandywine Bay + 6.6 - 4.2
Kingstown ND ND
Fish Bay + 8.7 - 0.16
Nanny Cay -53.2 - 3.232
Smugglers Cove - 0.5 + 2.376
Mean - 3.0 - 2.146
Virgin Gorda:
Devils Bay +13.2 + 2.399
The Baths +95.5 +14.048
Spring Bay +22.7 + 2.320
Spanish Town + 7.3 + 1.208
St. Thomas Bay + 2.4 - 1.134
Little Dix Bay +17.0 - 0.260
Savannah Bay -19.8 - 5.640
Mahoe Bay - 4.4 + 1.320
Nail Bay -16.4 - 1.120
Little Leverick Bay -17.2 - 1.140
Mean +10.03 + 1.200
Anegada:
Loblolly Bay -15.6 - 1.500
Bones Bight + 1.0 - 1.700
Cow Wreck Bay +30.5 + 3.13
Ruffling Point -21.9 - 8.21
East of Pomato Point +51.7 + 4.81
Anegada Reef Hotel -15.1 - 2.283
West of Nutmeg Point -32.2 - 2.562
Mean + 4.6 - 1.188
Beef Island:
Long Bay West - 7.6 + 0.78
Long Bay East +11.3 + 0.216
Trellis Bay East -34.4 + 0.565
Trellis Bay West +45.4 + 1.612
Mean + 3.7 + 0.793
Peter Island:
Sprat Bay +42.2 + 1.700
Deadmans Bay West -68.2 -11.52
Deadmans Bay East ND ND
Big Reef Bay - 6.4 - 1.08
Mean -10.8 - 3.633
Jost Van Dyke:
White Bay -20.9 - 3.179
Great Harbour - 8.1 - 2.955
Mean -14.5 - 3.067
ND No data

 

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