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

APPENDIX VI.  NEVIS BEACH DATA 1995 AND 1996

Beach Changes in Nevis Following Hurricane Luis
Site Change in Profile Area (%) Change in Profile Width (m) Change in Dune/Land Edge (m)
Gallows Bay South -56.3 -12.78 0
Gallows Bay North -59.4 - 5.35 - 9
Pinneys Beach Hotel -76.4 -17.51 - 9
Pinneys Beach 3A -64.6 - 4.22 - 3
Pinneys Golden Rock -46.1 - 9.19 - 4.2
Pinneys Jessup -23.9 - 5.51 - 5.4
Pinneys Cotton Ground -48.1 -10.82 -11.1
Mariners +12.4 + 5.95 NR
Gillies -63.4 - 8.22 NR
Mosquito Bay -14.0 + 0.88 - 4.8
Hurricane Hill -56.8 -11.24 NR
Newcastle West ND ND ND
Newcastle Jetty +125.5 +10.76 0
Nisbett West -48.1 - 8.27 - 4.9
Nisbett East -66.5 - 5.49 - 7.3
Longhaul Bay +14.1 + 3.70 NR
White Bay -22.4 -16.17 ND
Indian Castle -14.1 - 2.65 - 3.6
Mean -29.9 - 5.65 - 5.2
ND  no data
NR  not relevant due to wall or building 

                                                                          

Beach Recovery in Nevis Following Hurricane Luis
(March 1996 values compared with June 1995 values)
Site Recovery of Profile Area (%) Recovery of Profile Width (%) Recovery of Profile Width (m)
Gallows Bay South 143.5 102.1 + 0.502
Gallows Bay North 49.7  92.1 - 1.471
Pinneys Beach Hotel 84.8 84.7 - 4.450
Pinneys Beach 3A 109.1 121.8 + 3.124
Pinneys Golden Rock 82.0 85.6 - 4.141
Pinneys Jessup ND ND ND
Pinneys Cotton Ground 67.7 79.8 - 7.139
Mariners 142.6 149.7 + 7.451
Gillies 81.0 85.3 - 2.265
Mosquito Bay 117.4 136.5 + 6.429
Hurricane Hill 31.2 46.9 -13.568
Newcastle West ND ND ND
Newcastle Jetty ND ND ND
Nisbett West 69.2 81.8 - 4.488
Nisbett East 49.4 60.3 - 6.362
Longhaul Bay ND ND ND
White Bay 95.1 109.6 + 7.276
Indian Castle 86.4 104.1 + 3.126
Mean 86.4 95.7 - 1.500

ND  no data

 

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