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

APPENDIX V.  ANTIGUA-BARBUDA BEACH DATA 1995 AND 1996

Location of Beach Monitoring Sites in Antigua 
1991-1996
Location of Beach Monitoring Sites in Barbuda 1995

 

Beach Changes in Antigua-Barbuda Following Hurricane Luis in 1995
Site Change in Profile Area (%) Change in Profile Width (m) Change in Dune/Land Edge (m)
Antigua :
Dickenson Bay A -19 - 0.4 NR
Dickenson Bay B -27 - 3.5 NR
Dickenson Bay C ND ND ND
Dickenson Bay D -68 -10.2 - 6
Dickenson Bay E -70 -14.8 NR
Runaway Beach A ND ND ND
Runaway Beach B -68 - 5.9 -10
Runaway Beach C -36 - 5.9 -10
Fort James A ND ND ND
Fort James B ND ND ND
Deep Bay A ND ND ND
Deep Bay B + 4 - 0.9 - 2
Yorks Beach A +44 + 3.6 0
Yorks Beach B -44 -10.0 - 2.5
Stony Horn Beach A -13 - 1.8 0
Stony Horn Beach B ND ND ND
Mosquito Cove -41 -11.9 0
Lignumvitae Bay A +11 + 0.9 0
Lignumvitae Bay B +64 + 8.8 0
Lignumvitae Bay C ND ND ND
Lignumvitae Bay D -20 - 3.8 - 9
Ffryes Bay A ND ND ND
Ffryes Bay B ND ND ND
Ffryes Bay C -40 -21.8 -18
Ffryes Bay D +30 +20.9 -10
Darkwood Beach A ND ND ND
Darkwood Beach B ND ND ND
Darkwood Beach C -82 -23.0 -15
Crab Hill -69 -13.2 - 6
Morris Bay -73 - 9.1 - 9
Falmouth -18 - 5.2 - 5
Pigeon Point A +19 + 4.3 0
Pigeon Point B -14 - 6.5 - 3
Mamora Bay -10 - 0.9 0
Halfmoon Bay A -33 -12.0 0
Halfmoon Bay B + 3 + 4.8 0
Halfmoon Bay C ND ND ND
Long Bay A ND ND ND
Long Bay B - 9 + 0.5 - 3
Dutchman Bay A +13 + 3.5 0
Dutchamn Bay B -15 - 6.4 0
Dutchman Bay C ND ND ND
Jabberwock A -12 - 3.3 -17
Jabberwock B -12 - 2.4 - 8
Barbuda:
Cocoa Point -63 + 1.6 -20
Dulcina Hotel -40 - 7.7 -18
Palm Beach -18 + 2.8 -15
ND  No data usually because of loss of the reference point  
NR  Not relevant because of the presence of a wall or building

 

 

Beach Changes in Antigua Following Hurricane Luis
(May 1996 values compared with July 1995 values)
Site Recovery of Profile Area (%) Recovery of Profile Width (%) Recovery of Profile Width (m)
Dickenson Bay A ND ND ND
Dickenson Bay B ND ND ND
Dickenson Bay C ND ND ND
Dickenson Bay D 86.0 93 - 1.418
Dickenson Bay E 33.7 53.6 -14.032
Runaway Beach A 69.3 86.7 - 2.587
Runaway Beach B 84.6 127.0 + 6.183
Runaway Beach C 101.9 94.7 - 1.669
Fort James A ND ND ND
Fort James B ND ND ND
Deep Bay A ND ND ND
Deep Bay B ND ND ND
Yorks Beach A 129.5 117.6 + 5.595
Yorks Beach B 122.1 126.0 + 6.816
Stony Horn Beach A 72.7 79.1 - 4.044
Stony Horn Beach B ND ND ND
Mosquito Cove 111.7 81.1 - 8.062
Lignumvitae Bay A 126.9 130.9 +16.555
Lignumvitae Bay B 193.8 157.7 +11.533
Lignumvitae Bay C ND ND ND
Lignumvitae Bay D 132.0 142.4 + 9.413
Ffryes Bay A ND ND ND
Ffryes Bay B ND ND ND
Ffryes Bay C 126.9 119.9 +10.333
Ffryes Bay D 120.0 117.6 +11.781
Darkwood Beach A ND ND ND
Darkwood Beach B ND ND ND
Darkwood Beach C 111.1 94.9 - 1.904
Crab Hill 107.7 106.9 + 1.987
Morris Bay 37.2 66.7 - 6.585
Falmouth 114.4 102.5 + 0.789
Pigeon Point A 100.9 95.8 - 1.204
Pigeon Point B 94.3 70.4 - 7.127
Mamora Bay 82.4 82.4 - 1.064
Halfmoon Bay A 78.0 85.1 - 7.456
Halfmoon Bay B 115.8 119.5 + 6.496
Halfmoon Bay C 92.9 115.9 - 3.727
Long Bay A ND ND ND
Long Bay B 104.5 113.7 + 3.516
Dutchman Bay A 112.1 105.7 + 1.538
Dutchamn Bay B 81.5 72.1 - 7.943
Dutchman Bay C ND ND ND
Jabberwock A 108.7 95.4 - 1.710
Jabberwock B 158.7 149.3 +14.116
ND  No data usually because of loss of the reference point

 

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