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Unfortunately the severe storms of December 2013 and January 2014 effectively put paid to the trial, removing significant quantities of sand from the system and bringing beach levels down to that of the metre deep trial hole dug out east of Flaghead Chine beach. The beach will be monitored and another trial may be arranged for a future date.
A metre deep hole was dug in the sand east of Flaghead Chine beach, and it was anticipated
that the naturally occurring build-
The movement of sand, using dumper trucks, took place w/c 4th November.
In Poole sand moves from west to east along the seafront. The aerial photo below shows, in red, where erosion is taking place between Shore Road and Flaghead Chine beach. If it is not addressed the erosion at Shore Road will continue to narrow the beach and erosion will eventually creep eastwards along the seafront.
This is a 'learn-
A final survey will assess:
The results of the trial will inform the Beach Management Plan (to be completed by 2016) which will set out how the Council will manage the beach for coast protection purposes.
Erosion (shown in red) between Shore Road & Flaghead Chine beach; if not addressed erosion will continue to narrow the beach at Shore Road
The area of Flaghead Chine where wind-
Note: in the image above, the darker the red the greater the erosion. Blue represents areas of accretion (the accumulation of sand) recorded between 2007 and the present day; the darker the blue the greater the levels of accretion.