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

APPENDIX IV. ANGUILLA BEACH DATA 1995 AND 1996

Location of Beach Monitoring Sites in Anguilla 
1992-1996

 

Beach Changes in Anguilla Following Hurricane Luis in 1995
Site Change in Profile Area (%) Change in Profile Width (m) Change in Dune/Land Edge (m)
Shoal Bay West West -36.0 - 7.6 - 9.0
Shoal Bay West Central -39.0 -13.2 -15.0
Shoal Bay West Bar +10.0 + 6.5 + 4.0
Shoal Bay West East* -24.0 + 2.4 - 4.5
Cove Bay West Dr. C. -21.0 - 5.0 - 7.0
Cove Bay East Dr. C. -32.0 - 1.7 - 6.0
Cove Bay Central -42.0 - 6.4 -12.0
Cove Bay East* -23.0 - 1.0 - 1.0
Rendezvous Bay West ND ND ND
Rendezvous Bay Central -24.0 - 1.9 - 4.0
Rendezvous Bay PBC -27.9 - 3.3 -10.0
Rendezvous Bay East* -76.0 - 8.9 -12.0
Sandy Hill Bay North +23.0 + 8.0 0
Sandy Hill Bay South* -72.0 -25.0 -18.0
Sile Bay West* -51.0 - 1.1 - 8.5
Sile Bay East* -34.0 + 3.2 -12.0
Savannah Bay Central* -23.2 + 0.9 - 9.0
Savannah Bay North* - 1.2 +11.7 - 7.5
Junks Hole* +13.2 + 4.4 - 7.0
Captains Bay -16.0 -10.0 0
Shoal Bay East * -63.0 0 -14.0
Shoal Bay West of Pt.* -62.0 - 2.0 - 8.0
Shoal Bay Beachside R* +38.0 + 7.0 0
Shoal Bay Trader Vics -10.0 - 5.0 - 7.0
Shoal Bay East Ftn. Bch. -21.0 + 2.0 - 8.0
Shoal Bay Fountain Bch. -40.0 - 4.0 -12.0
Limestone Bay -29.0 - 4.0 NR
Meads Bay East -51.2 -19.5 -25.0
Meads Bay Central -85.7 -37.0 -30.0
Meads Bay West -14.5 -10.7 0
Barnes Bay East ND ND ND
Barnes Bay West* -88.8 -23.8 -14.0
* Some estimation involved due to damage (loss of) the reference point
ND  No data
NR  Not relevant due to cliff or building

Beach Recovery in Anguilla Following Hurricane Luis
(January 1996 values compared with June 1995 values)
Site Recovery of Profile Area (%) Recovery of Profile Width (%) Recovery of Profile Width (m)
Shoal Bay West West 74.6 57.5 - 9.502
Shoal Bay West Central 57.8 68.2 -13.477
Shoal Bay West Bar 84.5 103.0 + 1.061
Shoal Bay West East ND ND ND
Cove Bay West Dr. C. 72.9 67.8 - 9.437
Cove Bay East Dr. C. 75.3 78.9 - 4.609
Cove Bay Central 34.6 65.1 -11.263
Cove Bay East ND ND ND
Rendezvous Bay West ND ND ND
Rendezvous Bay Central ND ND ND
Rendezvous Bay PBC 96.6 106.7 + 1.549
Rendezvous Bay East ND ND ND
Sandy Hill Bay North 114.2 120.7 + 3.919
Sandy Hill Bay South ND ND ND
Sile Bay West ND ND ND
Sile Bay East ND ND ND
Savannah Bay Central ND ND ND
Savannah Bay North ND ND ND
Junks Hole ND ND ND
Captains Bay ND ND ND
Shoal Bay East  ND ND ND
Shoal Bay West of Pt. ND ND ND
Shoal Bay Beachside R ND ND ND
Shoal Bay Trader Vics 104.3 85.3 - 5.895
Shoal Bay East Ftn. Bch. 83.0 103.8 + 0.890
Shoal Bay Fountain Bch. 67.4 93.6 - 1.641
Limestone Bay 108.5 90.1 - 2.736
Meads Bay East 60.0 69.4 -17.058
Meads Bay Central 21.0 47.0 -28.932
Meads Bay West 47.9 46.2 -32.960
Barnes Bay East ND ND ND
Barnes Bay West ND ND ND
ND  No data because new reference points had to be established after the hurricane

 

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