photos - Tropical Storm Arlene - 6/11/05

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  1. kurt

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    lenzoe Beach Fanatic

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    Does that shot of the One Seagrove Place walkover show a damaged walkover, or was that debris washed up at the end of it from somewhere else? I hadn't seen it since they rebuilt it and can't tell from the photo.
     
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    The water was all around it but I think it's probably OK - may need a little leveling and shoring up as many will. I saw a few large pieces of walkovers floating in Western Lake, but I'm thinking that the sturdier public ones are mostly OK.
     
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    obvious from the pics alone that beach renourishment did it's job well - wonder if there will be time to do it again before the next big one? are there enough cajuns with dredges to go around? estimated beach sand loss is about 3 vertical feet in pensacola (the maximum awash berm height is 3 feet lower than it was), what would you recon the beach sand loss is at your place? did the sand just get pulled out and stay around or was it headed for mississippi? i love sand!
     
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    Cork On the Ocean directionally challenged

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    At Seacrest Beach/Rosemary, looks like it took a lot of the sand from the beach but the new sand on the dunes still looked good. Don't know what you call it but the sand that we walk on walk had big black "rocks" :idontno: which I have never seen before. It looked terrible. Can it be that it took that much sand as to expose stuff way below? Also a few of the new steps were crooked but still could get down. Nothing terrible but that will be a drag if we have to pay an assessment for every tropical storm theyre predicting this year. I guess it's part of the package. :bang:
     
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    It is probably due to the excessive scraping of the beach, followed by Arlene removing the beach thereby exposing the ground that lies underneath.
     
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    Cork On the Ocean directionally challenged

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    That's what I'm guessing as well. There's quite a bit of those rocks out there. Worse at Seacrest Beach and Paradise by the Sea but nothing like Seaside. :sosad: Rosemary looked real good except for a couple of walkover steps. Photos at:

    http://www.uniquepanhandleproperties.com/arlene.htm
     
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    What you're seeing are clay and peat (black rocks as you call them), formations that have been exposed.
     
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    Did Seaside have their beach scraped? I seem to recall that they were one of the places that the DEP didn't give the county permission to scrape. Seaside did bring in a lot of outside sand.

    Our current guests at our house on Hickory Street in Seagrove enjoyed the beach yesterday and the beach walkover is intact.
     

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