Wooli beach’s report card for the last year is now complete and confirms 2013-14 to be a year of growth particularly in front of the village.
You may recall the first part of the report came in September when our Beach Survey Trends showed steady growth in beach height and sand volume. The survey’s 3-monthly view is now confirmed by the hourly view from the Coast-Cams on the water tower which reports significant growth in beach width.
Headlines from the Coast-Cams report are:
- That overall beach width grew (or accreted) over 16 months from March 2013 to July 2014. This overall trend also happened over the 28 month period from March 2012 to July 2014.
- There is good agreement between the data from the camera system and that from the beach surveys on beach growth.
- The camera system was operational for approximately 95% of the time compared to 85% in the first year.