Monday, May 25, 2009

Sand carting

As mentioned previously, to maintain the Adelaide beaches there is an ongoing sand carting program. The natural drift is northwards and sand builds up in places like the entrance to the Patawalonga at Glenelg. The sand is being loaded here at Glenelg and 'returned' to Brighton (south of Adelaide).

Beach replenishment was first started in 1973 with an average of 100,000 cubic metres of sand being moved each year. Click here to read more (on the City of Holdfast Bay website)

4 comments:

Petrus said...

Better than a bucket and spade ....

eag said...

And why doesn't nature just do it thing? Is that because residents can't put up with the ebb and flow, natural patterns of sand movement and can't wait for beaches to do what they do without any interference?

Ann said...

I see these lovely soft white sand. When my husband was in Singapore, he bought some of these lovely sand for his engineering work. He also got some for my son's sand pit. they were the best pristine white sand.

Gordon said...

eag - from what I have read it seems that the natural pattern of sand movement was destroyed many years ago when sand dunes were removed for the building of houses. Fortuantely some dunes have been preserved.