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

APPENDIX IX. DOMINICA BEACH DATA 1995 AND 1996

Location of Beach Monitoring Sites in Dominica 
1994-1996

   

Beach Changes in Dominica Following the 1995 Storms
Site Change in Profile Area (%) Change in Profile Width (m) Change in Dune/Land Edge (m) Date of measurement
Rockaway Beach -58.2 -16.342 - 4 31-08-95
Mero Beach -45.6 - 3.873 NR 31-08-95
Batalie Beach - 7.4 - 4.140 0 31-08-95
Coconut Beach ND -20.000 -10 21-09-95
Purple Turtle Beach -45.1 -12.401 - 3 10-01-96
Belle Hall -17.9 - 1.026 - 1 31-08-95
Toucarie -28.5 - 4.097 - 3.5 31-08-95
Pointe Baptiste -32.7 - 2.478 0 12-09-95
Woodford Hill West -40.1 -10.577 - 5 12-09-95
Woodford Hill East +10.1 + 3.603 - 0.4 12-09-95
Londonderry - 6.6 - 4.238 0 12-09-95
Pagua -45.2 -18.764 - 4 12-09-95
Bout Sable 1 + 2.5 + 0.303 0 12-09-95
Bout Sable 2 + 7.9 + 0.869 - 1 12-09-95
Mean -23.6 - 6.654 -2.5  
NR  not relevant due to wall or building

                                                    

Beach Recovery in Dominica following the 1995 Storms
(January 1996 values compared with January 1995 values)

Site Recovery of Profile Area (%) Recovery of Profile Width (%) Recovery of Profile Width (m)
Rockaway Beach ND ND ND
Mero Beach ND ND ND
Batalie Beach 123.5 117.4 + 6.037
Coconut Beach ND ND ND
Purple Turtle Beach ND ND ND
Belle Hall 77.0 69.0 - 8.484
Toucarie 77.1 75.6 - 6.183
Pointe Baptiste 89.7 103.0 + 0.589
Woodford Hill West ND ND ND
Woodford Hill East 55.8 74.2 - 7.462
Londonderry 90.0 99.3 - 0.339
Pagua 58.7 53.0 -18.456
Bout Sable 1 109.9 114.3 + 4.001
Bout Sable 2 118.6 105.8 + 2.715
Mean 88.3 90.2 - 3.060
ND  no data

                                                                           

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