Thanks once again to Brian Saye and the beach survey team for their ongoing efforts in accurately mapping changes in the beach.
A quick read of our earlier survey-stories, http://protectwooli.wpengine.com/category/research/beach-survey/ should help if you need a refresher on the whys and wherefores of our survey program.
We are now well into the third year of this project and have the results of nine surveys taken each quarter from January 2012 through to June 2014.
Headlines from the latest survey data are:
1. From the Wall to the Village
The beach has continued to build up across its entire width from the dune to the low tide line. While the improvement is slow it continues the growth shown in the 2013 surveys.
2. In front of the Village
The 2014 surveys confirms a substantial build-up of the beach nearer to the dune which is now at its highest level since our first survey in 2012. Nearer the water the beach is more eroded then in 2012 but has built up since the low point in 2013.
3. From the Village to Wilson’s Headland
There is no consistent trend across the 13 surveyed segments covering this part of the beach. High and low measurements are spread fairly evenly across the 2012, 2013 and 2014 survey.
If you want to see the details here’s a view across the whole village in which you can use the PDF-magnifier to zoom in on particular sections. Here are the views north of the village to Wilson’s Headland and south from the village to Jones Beach.