Slide presentation beaches and hurricanes: 1995 in the Eastern Caribbean Islands

Slide 40: Erosion of tombolo, Scotts Head, Dominica, after several hurricanes (David, Hugo and Luis)

Hurricanes often cause permanent damage to accretionary features such as spits, bars and tombolos.  This tombolo consists of stones and joins the small island of Scotts Head to the main island of Dominica.  Before Hurricane David in 1979, this tombolo used to be much higher with mature trees growing on it and was wide enough for a cricket pitch.  Now it barely rises above sea level and is breached whenever tropical storms and hurricanes pass close by.

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