Beach erosion, or a natural cycle?

2016 Navarre Beach Renourishment Project and the 2006 Navarre Beach Restoration Project. And updates/issues about beach storm surge sand erosion, dune vegetation, sea turtle/shorebird nesting and other.
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Sat Feb 14, 2009 3:51 pm

What is the state of our beach? Is it eroding? Or, is it in a natural cycle of waxing and waning?

As of today, there is less than 40 feet of beach in front of Navarre Towers. Hopefully this is temporary.
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Sat Feb 14, 2009 7:04 pm

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Sat Feb 14, 2009 9:55 pm

I guess Navarre Beach will be like Atlantis and fall into the sea.
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Sat Feb 14, 2009 10:29 pm

Lagunatic,

More like... Matthew 7: 26-27.

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Sat Feb 14, 2009 11:23 pm

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Sun Feb 15, 2009 7:47 am

Very tough to fight what nature wants to do (and an expensive - and probably loosing - battle?). Much more powerful than mankind. Barrier islands "move" - that is what they do. While now too late - probably should have never encouraged/allowed "permanent" buildings on such a low/narrow island? At least not beachfront?
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Sun Feb 15, 2009 10:35 pm

Correction. California is more like Atlantis. Moral debauchery and unmentionable acts of vice. :lol:
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Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:34 pm

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", and FEMA would rebuild it at their expense. Now we're told that that's not right, and FEMA only replaces the amount taken by a storm. Well, that's the minor part. It's the day to day erosion that's the significant part. Hurricane season will be here in 3 months.
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Tue Feb 24, 2009 5:22 pm

Gosh, I just looked at the web cam and was shocked at how narrow the sand is. I was thinking maybe the tide was in and that's why the beach was so narrow.
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I decided to take a walk down to the Navarre Towers area this morning and got there just after high tide between 11 and 11:30 AM.

Below is a photo of the western of two walkovers at the Towers. I placed a 5 ft long lounge chair against the base of the walkover and a pair of sandles at the very edge of what I would estimate to be a 6 1/2 to 7 foot drop off to the surf. I think 15 feet from the walkover to the drop off is pretty accurate.


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Much worse yet is the erosion at the condo complex just west of the Emerald Surf. I don't know the name but it is pictured below. It is located directly across from the old Tom Thumb west.


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On the photo above, I place a broken sand dollar at the very edge of where the beach drops off about 7 feet. I would guess it is 2 1/2 feet from the base of the walkover to the drop off.

Photos below are taken from water's edge at eye level.


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Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:11 pm

Those pictures are very unsettling.
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Wed Feb 25, 2009 2:59 pm

Good Lord, that was a 50-yard expanse of sand just a season ago. Very disturbing. Thanks for the photos.
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Thu Feb 26, 2009 8:04 am

That cliff has gotta mess up turtle nesting, etc.?
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For an Update regarding the Navarre Beach Berm and Dune Restoration go to the Forum link http://www.navarrebeachlife.com/forum/v ... 6178#26178

In a few days I will move this topic and all its comments to the sub-forum "Navarre Beach Restoration" to be sure that this important discussion is placed in the right forum for easy viewing.

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