Posted by: coastlinesproject | April 22, 2014

Pleasant Bay Erosion; many trees down and banks have slumped.

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  1. There may have been some erosion of the toe. But the picture clearly shows fresh sand being dumped over the bank, over an erosion control mat. I trust a conservation permit was obtained to regulate the filling and altering of a coastal dune. Didn’t see “many” trees lost, they appear to be coastal scrub pines, easily replaced. Although other native plantings would help hold the bank together.

  2. I agree with CW. This looks more like “nourishment” than slumping from erosion.

    • Yes sorry didn’t mean to imply this was primary erosion as you say it is adding soil to a an anti-erosion mat. Likewise with the trees a lot of them down along the periphery of the bay and toe of banks have eroded in a few feet. Some anti-erosion device problems as well, but certainly not as bad as after the inlets opened.

      • Glad to see you guys were paying attention!


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