Saturday, August 31, 2013

You have to be a mountain climber to bathe at Haulover Beach. By Geniusofdespair

Nope, no erosion at Haulover Beach.



The New York Times:
"In South Florida — Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties — concerns over erosion and the quest for sand are particularly urgent for one reason: there is almost no sand left offshore to replenish the beaches.

In these communities, sand is far from disposable; it is a precious commodity. So precious, in fact, that it has set off skirmishes among counties and has unleashed an intense hunt for more offshore sand by federal, state and local officials who are already fretting over the next big storm."

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's sea level rise carving out the beach. It's happening up and down the Florida coast. Just ask-o, Marco

Geniusofdespair said...

I saw it on Amelia Island.

Anonymous said...

Beach erosion is a fact of life, with or without sea level rise. Beaches are dynamic systems. Under natural conditions, sand gets eroded from some areas and redeposited on others, moving up and down the coastline. The problem is created when you change the dynamic by building where there should be dunes, you cut channels where there should be none, and you build jetties that hold sand in one spot but robs it from another. Our beaches were doomed as soon as Carl Fisher and others started clearing and dredging and filling what was to become Miami Beach. Enjoy them while you can.

Anonymous said...

The Port of Miami deep dredge Channel will make flooding worse on Miami Beach and divert sand that would normally replenish the beaches of Virginia Key and Key Biscayne. Maybe the Countu should pay for beach "renourishment."

Anonymous said...

Where are the naked people?

Geniusofdespair said...

Naked on the north end this is South.

Anonymous said...

I just go there to see the nude women.

Anonymous said...

If they are naked on the north end, but not the south, does that mean they are merely topless?

Anonymous said...

Beach sand has been the best economic generator. Forget gambling. Sun and fun has been our past and will always be our future.

Invest in beaches and keeping our waters fishing and diving friendly.

Geniusofdespair said...

Bare-ass naked!

Anonymous said...

The good people responsible for beach replenishment want to use crushed and finely ground recycled glass to fix the problem, well intentioned but there are many things wrong with that IMHO.

Anonymous said...

I may have to go and check out the erosion on the north beach.

But only so long as you can guarantee me that we will not run into Seijas or Cody. I hear that Stephen Cody has lots of free time lately.

Anonymous said...

dredging in october of the intracoastal channel west of haulover sandbar (and which is very in need of dredging for navigational safety) will bring much needed sand to bal harbour... a lot of sand flows back into the bay from the cut (which is human made).

Anonymous said...

dredging in october of the intracoastal channel west of haulover sandbar (and which is very in need of dredging for navigational safety) will bring much needed sand to bal harbour... a lot of sand flows back into the bay from the cut (which is human made).

Anonymous said...

Today is Labor Day. Less blogging, unless you are remote from the beach.

Have a Great Holiday Gimleteye and Genius and remember what it is all about.

You Tea Party losers need to go to work to finish your 65 hour work week so your CEO can afford his (there is no "her" in Tea Party CEO) yacht.