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by skipper
Wed Apr 15, 2009 2:29 pm
Forum: 2016 Beach Renourishment ~ 2006 Beach Restoration ~ Current Sand Conditions
Topic: beach erosion
Replies: 22
Views: 17598

That's a good example of denial. Two years ago we had 150 ft. of beach past the berm. Yesterday the water was lapping at the steps of the Belle Mer and Navarre Towers walkovers. Today, you have 12 to 15 feet of beach, because the wind is blowing 13mph from NNW. It doesn't do any good to ignore a pro...
by skipper
Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:24 am
Forum: 2016 Beach Renourishment ~ 2006 Beach Restoration ~ Current Sand Conditions
Topic: beach erosion
Replies: 22
Views: 17598

I guess the thing that bothers me so about this is that I saw it coming. I talked about it, and nobody seemed to care. You don't lose 150 ft. of beach overnight, and when Peter Ravella was asked about it, the response was that it was supposed to do that to form shallow water out there to break up wa...
by skipper
Tue Apr 14, 2009 2:38 pm
Forum: 2016 Beach Renourishment ~ 2006 Beach Restoration ~ Current Sand Conditions
Topic: Beach erosion, or a natural cycle?
Replies: 41
Views: 26894

So, what is the latest? Are they going to rebuild the beach to the dimensions of the last time? I paced it off and it was 300 ft. from the property line to the water. Or, are they going to just put back what the survey showed was removed by Ike and Gustav? Either way, how much is FEMA going to pay? ...
by skipper
Tue Apr 14, 2009 2:12 pm
Forum: 2016 Beach Renourishment ~ 2006 Beach Restoration ~ Current Sand Conditions
Topic: beach erosion
Replies: 22
Views: 17598

I wonder if it had anything to do with compaction of the sand, or lack of, when the restoration took place. The natural beach lasted a long time. I first started coming to Navarre Beach in 1978, and the beach didn't change much until Ivan. I have to assume it was there a long time before 1978.
by skipper
Mon Apr 13, 2009 11:38 am
Forum: 2016 Beach Renourishment ~ 2006 Beach Restoration ~ Current Sand Conditions
Topic: beach erosion
Replies: 22
Views: 17598

beach erosion

For about 2 years now I have been watching our beach steadily erode away, and every time I mentioned it, the reaction seemed to almost be denial. Knowing how long it took to get a permit from the Corps of Engineers last time, I commented a couple of times that we need to get started, and that again,...
by skipper
Mon Mar 02, 2009 1:45 pm
Forum: 2016 Beach Renourishment ~ 2006 Beach Restoration ~ Current Sand Conditions
Topic: Beach erosion, or a natural cycle?
Replies: 41
Views: 26894

All the property is owned by the county, including the sand the beach houses are built on. Those that live on the island need the beach road to provide a second way on and off the island. If either the Pensacola Beach causeway or the Navarre Beach causeway are damaged the beach road enables people a...
by skipper
Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:15 am
Forum: 2016 Beach Renourishment ~ 2006 Beach Restoration ~ Current Sand Conditions
Topic: Beach erosion, or a natural cycle?
Replies: 41
Views: 26894

P'kid, I assume that when you said that the cost of beach repair should be paid for by the owner you were meaning the county should pay for it. They are the owner. If you meant that the people that are leasing the property from the county should pay for it, then make the beaches privately owned, and...
by skipper
Fri Feb 27, 2009 3:14 pm
Forum: 2016 Beach Renourishment ~ 2006 Beach Restoration ~ Current Sand Conditions
Topic: RESTORATION UPDATE JAN 9 -- E-mail from Commissioner Goodin
Replies: 4
Views: 6976

It will be good to restore the berm on the west end, but what about the rest of the beach? We are down to 10 to 15 feet of beach now, if we stay off the berm, and we haven't had a major storm.
by skipper
Fri Feb 27, 2009 2:58 pm
Forum: 2016 Beach Renourishment ~ 2006 Beach Restoration ~ Current Sand Conditions
Topic: Beach erosion, or a natural cycle?
Replies: 41
Views: 26894

P'kid, It aggrevates me when people start that "should'nt have built on a barrier island" argument. My family and I have been coming to Navarre Beach since 1978, and up until Ivan, I never noticed much change in the beach. Then, we had back to back with Ivan and Dennis, which was as major as it gets...
by skipper
Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:23 am
Forum: 2016 Beach Renourishment ~ 2006 Beach Restoration ~ Current Sand Conditions
Topic: Armada on the Horizon
Replies: 3
Views: 6115

Does anybody know if there's a plan to rebuild our beach?
by skipper
Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:34 pm
Forum: 2016 Beach Renourishment ~ 2006 Beach Restoration ~ Current Sand Conditions
Topic: Beach erosion, or a natural cycle?
Replies: 41
Views: 26894

beach erosion

From the web cam it looks like there's about 10 to 15 feet of beach left in front of the Navarre Towers walkover. Am I the only one concerned about this? When we went through the last beach rebuild we were told that we wouldn't have to pay for future rebuilds because it would be a "man made beach", ...
by skipper
Wed Oct 15, 2008 10:35 am
Forum: NAVARRE BEACH ~ MAIN FORUM
Topic: water level
Replies: 25
Views: 4932

I haven't looked at this web site for a month, until yesterday, and I was amazed to see the water all the way up tp the Belle Mer walkover. What happened? It was no where near there right after Ike. It seems from reading the fed reports that they will limit their participation to only the erosion th...
by skipper
Thu Sep 25, 2008 4:28 pm
Forum: 2016 Beach Renourishment ~ 2006 Beach Restoration ~ Current Sand Conditions
Topic: Time to Begin Recovery Planning
Replies: 1
Views: 5771

Peter,
What was the width (north/south direction), of the newly completed beach section when the restoration project was completed?
by skipper
Thu Sep 25, 2008 2:37 pm
Forum: 2016 Beach Renourishment ~ 2006 Beach Restoration ~ Current Sand Conditions
Topic: Florida DEP Report of Hurricane Ike’s Storm Surge
Replies: 8
Views: 8587

I recall that the distance from the Navarre Towers property line (the wood fence at the beginning of our walkover) was about 300 feet to the water when the beach reconstruction was completed. Coastal Tech can tell us the actual distance. Now it's about half that distance. What about all that loss?
by skipper
Wed Sep 17, 2008 4:06 pm
Forum: 2016 Beach Renourishment ~ 2006 Beach Restoration ~ Current Sand Conditions
Topic: Florida DEP Report of Hurricane Ike’s Storm Surge
Replies: 8
Views: 8587

Kenny,
Since the width and height of the beach south of the berm is much less than it was at the time of restoration, are they likely to fill there and extend the beach out furthur into the gulf?

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