Friday, July 13, 2007

Effectiveness of sand fencing

The photo above was taken on March 20, 2007. As you can see, this beach path which is located past the barricade on Ft. Pickens Road is well used.

During a walk this week in the same area -- though sadly without the colors of that beautiful March sunset -- you can see how much sand accretion there has been between the fencing since that time, despite fairly heavy foot traffic.

From a different angle you can see how sand has almost climbed to the top of the fencing as it gets nearer to the Gulf.

On some parts of Ft. Pickens Road (again, these photos are taken past the barricade and within Gulf Islands National Seashore), the sand has accreted to the top of sand fencing along the road itself.

I've included links within this post to projects for beach stabilization of other barrier islands.


Anonymous said...

I lived in P'cola for several years and love the beach as much as if I were born there. It hurt when the hurricanes destroyed so much. Thank you for posting the pictures of the reclamation. I love the new pier, love to see the dunes coming back. Please keep the pictures coming, I don't ache quite so much for the area when I can see it in your blog. :-) God Bless.

Barrier Island Girl said...

Thank you very much for your kind comment. Hopefully I'll be able to spend the rest of a very long life here on the island -- posting photos! :-)

DJ - Barrier Island Girl