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

APPENDIX VIII. MONTSERRAT BEACH DATA 1995 AND 1996

Location of Beach Monitoring Sites in Montserrat 
1990-1996

Beach Changes in Montserrat Following Hurricane Luis
Site Change in Profile Area (%) Change in Profile Width (m) Change in Dune/Land Edge (m)
Sugar Bay -49.7 -14.508 - 4
Sturge Park Cemetery -24.2 - 9.412 - 4
Sturge Park North -89.2 -29.859 -13
Foxes Bay South + 9.7 - 2.896 0
Foxes Bay North -62.1 -25.328 -21
Old Road Bay - 2.1 + 0.581 0
Lime Kiln Bay - 3.9 + 4.421 0
Woodlands Bay -78.0 -23.774 NR
Bunkum Bay -61.0 -18.842 0
Carrs Bay South -26.3 -11.468 - 3.5
Carrs Bay North +22.2 - 1.113 0
Little Bay South -51.7 -13.147 - 0.5
Little Bay North -54.8 -16.350 - 3
Farm Bay North + 2.3 + 4.615 0
Farm Bay South + 7.7 - 6.964 0
Mean -30.7 -10.936 - 3.5
NR  not relevant due to wall or building

 

Beach Recovery in Montserrat Following Hurricane Luis
(January 1996 values compared with July 1995 values)
Site Recovery of Profile Area (%) Recovery of Profile Width (%) Recovery of Profile Width (m)
Sugar Bay 84.7 71.8 - 9.917
Sturge Park Cemetery 85.8 94.0 - 2.794
Sturge Park North 25.2 48.4 -22.302
Foxes Bay South 20.0 57.1 -12.459
Foxes Bay North 74.2 58.9 -19.877
Old Road Bay 116.7 104.0 + 1.021
Lime Kiln Bay 92.5 100.5 + 0.136
Woodlands Bay 39.5 54.4 -15.519
Bunkum Bay 41.9 62.7 -13.847
Carrs Bay South 89.7 73.2 - 8.955
Carrs Bay North 129.9 108.8 + 2.841
Little Bay South 52.1 64.4 -12.693
Little Bay North 49.3 63.9 -13.584
Farm Bay North 91.7 149.0 +22.506
Farm Bay South 129.6 97.1 - 1.332
Mean 77.4 80.5 - 7.118

 

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