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Beach Monitoring Reports

The table above is derived from actual measurements of the beach sand elevation at typical points along East beach. The colours are used to provide an approximate indication of the sand level along the beach compared with historical levels. The range of sand levels and the values at which the colours change are shown in the colour legend at the bottom of the table.

The percentage represents the current sand height compared to the historical minimum and maximum heights ever measured at that location since 2013. These values are calculated from the measurements used to produce the profile charts that give additional information about the sand dynamics at that monitoring point.

These three columns give an overview of the sand level now, how it has changed since the previous measurement and how it compares to last year's results.

A positive number in a red square is usually not a concern but if the number is negative, it indicates that a new low sand level has been detected and further consideration of all the data at that point should be investigated.

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  • photos for each monthly measurement.


3rd May 2024 Report -

Date: Friday, 3rd May 2024

Monitoring Team: Todd, Nick, Pat, Natasha, Ian T

Analysis & Report: David Bills-Thompson, PFCG Technical Officer and Data Co-ordinator



Hear are the results from the most recent mapping on East Beach, posts 1 - 10 including the dune face in three locations.

A Cut and Fill comparison of the last two mappings between the Northern end of the WEDs and the Parks Vic car park is also included and supports the Red flags in the QST.

The Town end of East Beach, while just below average seems stable and good levels of sand have accumulated in the mid part of the bay. As noted in the QST, it's the far end of East Beach where dune erosion has been occurring.

Independent validation of the VCMP results with comparison measurements at the 'wet' posts shows excellent agreement with sand elevation calculations and that any abnormal sand loss will be detected. This area will be given extra analysis in future mappings.

Posts 11 and 12 were not measured. Post 12 is awaiting a new survey and cannot be used until that is completed.

Charts for individual Posts
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