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

APPENDIX VII. ST. KITTS BEACH DATA 1995 AND 1996

Location of Beach Monitoring Sites in St. Kitts 
1991-1996

 

Beach Changes in St. Kitts Following Hurricane Luis  
Site Change in Profile Area (%) Change in Profile Width (m) Change in Dune/Land Edge (m)
Mainland Sites :
Frigate Bay South - 6 + 2.170 0
Basseterre East +13.9 + 3.095 - 4
Basseterre West -74.6 -10.886 -10
New Guinea Bay ND ND ND
Pump Bay ND ND ND
Belle Tete South +63.5 +14.230 0
Belle Tete North -23.4 + 3.207 -22
Dieppe Bay West -56.2 - 8.808 -10
Dieppe Bay North +136.7 +13.678 0
Dieppe Bay East -20.3 - 5.950 - 1
Caines Pasture -10.5 - 6.080 -12
Sandy Bay ND ND ND
Conaree + 3.5 + 3.982 - 1
Halfmoon Bay + 4.9 + 0.470 0
Frigate Bay North -11.2 - 1.550 - 6
Peninsula Sites :
North Friars Bay North -53.4 -34.104 - 7
North Friars Bay South -44.5 - 8.929 0
Sand Bank Bay North - 3.9 + 2.338 - 2
Sand Bank Bay South ND ND ND
Mosquito Bay North +30.2 + 2.817 0
Mosquito Bay South -23.3 - 4.788 0
Cockleshell Bay East +167.6 +11.871 0
Cockleshell Bay Cen. +80.9 +11.281 0
Cockleshell Bay West -36.5 -12.203 -11
Banana Bay East -41.2 - 8.223 - 7
Banana Bay West -50.8 - 8.204 - 8
Majors Bay East + 1.1 + 0.113 0
Majors Bay West -80.6 -15.453 -15
Ballast Bay Central - 6.7 - 0.752 NR
Ballast Bay North -23.6 - 3.394 NR
White House Bay Cen. + 1.3 + 0.056 - 2
White House Bay North +14.3 + 0.992 0
South Friars Bay South -18.9 - 1.405 - 4
South Friars Bay Cen. -52.3 - 4.798 - 6
South Friars Bay North -79.8 -33.388 0
ND  no data
NR not relevant due to presence of a wall or building  

Beach Recovery in St. Kitts ( Peninsula Sites) Following Hurricane Luis
(April 1996 values compared with August 1995 values)  
Site Recovery of Profile Area (%) Recovery of Profile Width (%) Recovery of Profile Width (m)
North Friars Bay North 26.0 62.7 -28.490
North Friars Bay South 96.4 116.8 + 5.293
Sand Bank Bay North 101.2 89.8 - 4.996
Sand Bank Bay South ND ND ND
Mosquito Bay North 126.7 98.2 - 0.352
Mosquito Bay South 75.6 74.8 - 6.207
Cockleshell Bay East 293.5 186.1 + 6.722
Cockleshell Bay Cen. 159.8 140.9 + 6.687
Cockleshell Bay West 56.2 55.7 -11.582
Banana Bay East 121.2 121.8 + 4.833
Banana Bay West 48.8 68.1 - 5.788
Majors Bay East 101.1 96.6 - 0.290
Majors Bay West 52.2 63.6 - 7.623
Ballast Bay Central 119.0 112.0 + 2.036
Ballast Bay North 85.8 93.5 - 1.473
White House Bay Cen. 106.5 108.9 + 1.175
White House Bay North 106.1 112.9 + 2.331
South Friars Bay South 29.7 57.0 -12.470
South Friars Bay Cen. 54.6 74.6 - 5.628
South Friars Bay North 36.7 40.8 -28.828
ND  no data

 

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