Soft solution to Kinka Beach improvement : present situation (year 1990) : paper presented at the 3rd Workshop on Coastal Zone Management organized by QUT and UCCQ in Yeppoon on September 13-16, 1990
reportposted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Jurek PiorewiczJurek Piorewicz
"Progressive erosion of Kinka Beach and instability of the outflow channel from Causeway Lake was stopped by excavation of a new channel and construction of a sand dam 1.5 years ago. The new dam has created a tidal lagoon to accumulate a sufficeint tidal prism to keep the new channel free of siltation. At the same time the dam may be considered as a natural headland for nearby Kinka Beach where a crenulate-shaped bay is expected to develop. This relatively cheap solution is being monitored to obtain information for future rational designs of beach stabilization compatible with environmental situations. The results of these field observations are analyzed."--Abstact.