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Kuta Beach shoreline eroding again KUTA - The investment of substantial sums in recent years to reclaim and protect Kuta's shoreline has done little to prevent severe erosion in the last days of October 2009. A major stretch of Kuta has lost 15 meters of beach depth along a stretch 200 meters long. A member of Commission B of Bali's House of Representatives (DPRD), Wayan Puspa Negara, said the erosion damage was severe and has been taking place over the past several months.

A Kuta Beach official, IGN Tresna, said the worst erosion has occurred near Kuta' Pura Pesangrahan Temple. Tresna explained: "The beach sand which was used to reclaim the beach has been washed away. Moreover, the foundation stones placed below the sands are now visible due to the wave actions of the sea."

Tresna said he was worried that (eventually) all the sand placed on the beach would wash away. According to DenPost, the erosion of the beach is not limited to the areas surrounding Pura Pesangrahan, but has also affected the beachfront near the Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel and the Discovery Shopping Mall to the point that the paper postulated guests may be dissuaded from using the beach.

The Head of Bali's Waterway Department, Ir. Wayan Ray Yusa, said the erosion problem was still under review and monitoring, suggesting that repairs would commence on Kuta's beach in 2010.


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Posted in Weather @ 03 November 2009 01:16 CET by Jeroen · 'Blog' RSS feed · permalink





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I know that problem a very long time already . It has to do with the change of the current along the coast when they extended the landingstrip of the airport.
The problems started during the 70-ties.
I remember the Pertamina Cottages next to the airport on the Kuta side.
It is al sea now ..... completely gone.
Here in Holland we have the same situation on some places and we handle the problem.
Don't try to invent the wheel again and start talking with the experts.
Dick
(4 mtr. below sealevel and still have dry feet !!)



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