Waenhuiskrans: Sediment Budget and Reactivation of a Sediment Pathway

by J. S. Schoonees, CSIR, Stellenbosch, South Africa,
L. Barwell, CSIR, Stellenbosch, South Africa,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Sediments


Erosion of beaches due to historical dune stabilisation work carried out at Waenhuiskrans, a holiday village on the south-east coast of South Africa, prompted the need for the reactivation of a headland bypass dune system. To evaluate the project a sediment budget was drawn up for the area. Monitoring was undertaken to assess the effect of the reactivation of the sediment pathway. This has shown to be a slow but successful process. It is recommended that an initial beach fill, if possible, be carried out in combination with such a 'natural' solution.

Subject Headings: Sediment | Budgets | Sediment transport | Erosion | Dunes | Developing countries | Beaches | Sea water | Africa | South Africa

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