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Published on Apr 15, 2014
Beach in Chernomorka is not suitable for use. Such conclusions were made by an official commission that worked on the site today. Beach is not closed to visit but it is acknowledged that it is necessary to restore the stairs and the road. When it will be money – that is not known.
Residents Chernomorka require prosecutors and officials to find the culprits in the destruction of the settlement beach.
In Chernomorka washed beach sand began landslides, destroyed building.
In their troubles Chernomorka inhabitants accuse local yacht club, which, in their opinion, was built illegally and in violation of the rules.
Odessa authorities again have allocated money for emergency reconstruction project Chernomorka beach .
As was announced during today’s session of the Odessa City Council, the city budget will be allocated 470 thousand UAH . This money is only enough for a reconstruction plan that will give then to Kiev.
According to Acting Odessa Mayor Oleg Bryndaka each year prepare a draft environmental rescue Chernomorka , in the hope that reconstruction will finance at the state level , but each time the documents are returned for revision.
This year , as in the past , given the chance Witted . Restore their own beach city can not.
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The last 15 years in the village of Odessa Chernomorka city slides into the sea
Odessa Daily, Mar 11, 2013
Published on Jun 4, 2013
Chernomorka beach no longer exists
If you suddenly want to get away from the bustle of the city and enjoy the fresh sea air in Witted , then really do not recommend doing this .
No more beach Witted , as there is no berth , and now the waterfront. What to eat? Can be answered unequivocally: awesome ruins.
Landslides, avalanches and
the construction of a huge yacht berth done their job : the beach has remained one memory Witted . Now do not even get there : you will meet a pile of stones , debris and the waterfront that was once steps leading down to the sea.
However, to this place now and come close safe : all the buildings that were once the base area, mini – restaurants and cafes , or have been destroyed or are in the stage of ” life ” from them and then fall off pieces and fly down . One building (formerly the cafe once ) is falling apart , we can say , right in fron of our eyes : the top part is still part – already under your feet .
But the most deplorable – it is , of course , the beach , not so long ago is welcoming Odessa and visitors to the city. Now it just reminds sea greedily ” glotnuvshee ” is a wonderful place to relax.
Locals gather from time to time for the next meeting about the critical situation in Witted . Announcements regarding the collection of residents and then meet at the poles. But time is running out and the situation is worse. Actually, the situation is ” developed ” already – just as developed like a house of cards that are landslide areas of the building .
A public beach in Odessa ( Chernomorka – Grounds city community ) become smaller. Now hard to believe that not so long ago there was sand, tower rescue , trestle with umbrellas and changing rooms and a board with information on air temperature and sea water .
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South Wales Fire and Rescue Service say about 150 tonnes of the cliff face near Penarth pier has come away, but no-one was hurt.
Five crews attended the scene at 12:40 BST and work has been carried out to make the area made safe and prevent any further collapse.
No properties are believed to have been put at risk.
… A spokesman for South Wales Police said: “The council are currently reviewing the landslip to make sure that it is safe.
“Residents have been informed in the immediate vicinity. We don’t believe at the current time that it presents any danger.
Overnight rain caused many problems in the Kentuckiana area on April 4.
Roads were closed throughout the area due to floodwaters and even caused some mudslides.
The intrusion of the Arabian Sea into the mouth of the Indus River on Pakistan’s southern coast is eroding land, forcing whole villages to relocate inland, and threatening fishing livelihoods, residents and environmental experts say.
As sea levels rise globally, low-lying coastal areas become vulnerable to the incoming saltwater.
… The seawater intrusion turns fields and underground drinking water saline, makes land waterlogged and reduces fish catch.
In the early 20th century, the area was famous for production and export of red rice and fish. For centuries earlier, it was a center of trade and scholarship, partly due to the old port at the seafront town of Keti Bunder. Now the survival of this part of the dying delta region is threatened.
Local lawmaker Humera Alwani of the opposition Pakistan People’s Party says that at the current rate of erosion, the 6,700-square-mile district of Thatta, with its population of 1.1 million, could be gone by 2025.
The effects and threats of the inflow and erosion are pronounced in Keti Bunder.
Mohammad Saleem, a lifelong Keti Bunder resident, watches daily as the sea erodes the earthen dike, near his wooden house.
Ten years ago, a few miles separated his house from the muddy waterline. Now, he points to a spot seemingly far out to sea where his and his neighbors’ homes used to be before encroaching seawater forced them out.
“We had to move here and set up our village all over again because the sea had entered our village over there,” he said.
Houses are set on posts 2 feet off the ground.
Villagers will have ample time to leave if the sea makes its way to their village again after eating through the dike.
The water flowing near Saleem’s home used to be drinkable — from the Indus River — but now it is all saline. He says the shoreline used to be a few miles farther out, meaning that river water used to surround the area until its flow was reduced, allowing seawater in.
The PPP’s Alwani has predicted that if the sea level rise and seawater intrusion continue at the current pace, Thatta and a neighboring district, Badin, will be gone by 2025.
“Around 80 acres of land have been eroded by the sea in Thatta district alone. There used to be seven ports here but all of them were destroyed by the encroaching sea,” Alwani, a member of the Sindh assembly, told UPI Next.
Over the past 30 years, the Arabian Sea has devoured about 1.2 million acres (1,875 square miles) of land from the coasts of both districts, says Abdul Majeed Nizamani, chairman of the Sindh Growers’ Board, which represents farmers, landlords, peasants and others involved in agriculture.
“The Sindh Development Review 2008-2009,” a provincial Planning and Development Department report, cites a study estimating Keti Bunder mudflat erosion at 66 feet per year with the rate in one of the four major creeks near the town was as high as 5,500 feet per year.
Though no official records exist, 34 of the sub-district’s 42 settlements have disappeared under the sea, said Zahid Jalbani, a program manager at Strengthening Participatory Organization, which specializes in development advocacy.
The intrusion accelerated after a dam was built at the town of Kotri in 1955 to divert fresh water for irrigation and flood control, Jalbani said.
“The flow of freshwater in the Indus Delta is too low to push the seawater back and sustain the areas in and around it,” he told UPI Next.
“As a result, the seawater creeps up the river channels, affecting the whole ecosystem of the area. The original residents of Keti Bunder were not fishermen but farmers. The region used to be famous around the world for the production of red rice.”
Since water reserves have been destroyed by salinity and the land is too barren to grow anything, more than 90 percent of the population rely on fishing as their main source of income, Jalbani said.
“But sea intrusion and changing weather patterns have also badly damaged the fish catch,” he said.
The Sindh Development Review states freshwater discharge from the Indus River into the delta has plunged from 49 trillion gallons 60 years ago to 235 billion gallons in 2006.
Although the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, an international environmental organization, has calculated the required flow at the delta to be 8.8 trillion gallons, the flow has been less than 3.3 trillion gallons for the past two decades.
The only exception was 2010 when the country was ravaged by a massive flood.
The effects of saltwater intrusion can be felt up to 40 miles upstream, the Sindh Development Review report found.
Shakeel Memon, a Keti Bunder activist, said the only source of drinking water is from tankers filled 40 miles inland.
“We have had no [local source of] drinking water for the past 20 years,” Memon told UPI Next.
“Before that, the river channels used to be full for at least a couple of months during monsoon season.”
A 2012 report by the Pakistan Meteorological Department, “Climate Change in Pakistan Focused on Sindh Province,” states about 5,300 glaciers in northern Pakistan are on a steady retreat, while in coastal areas, especially in the Indus Delta region, temperatures are on a constant climb.
Moreover, it found the sea level rising at about one-tenth of an inch per year.
The report predicted the situation would get much worse.
It said the frequency of droughts and floods in the delta had increased considerably during the previous decade. Increased tidal and storm activity in the Arabian Sea was causing more saltwater intrusion and coastal erosion, hindering agriculture and depleting fish stocks and mangroves.
The constant action of water and strength led to the undermining of the foundationlie the rails on a section of the park Vereda del Lago, this was confirmed by Natalia Machado, director of the main green lung of Maracaibo.
Machado said that a team of engineers conducted a month ago about studies whose results showed that in that area of the Roads joints between concrete bags were breaking and weakening the floor so that the area was cordoned off to ensure the safety of visitors.
“That’s why after completion of the study, we started lifting and sediment removal measures to ensure the soundness of the foundation again, but the ground gave way so now withdraw all the material to place a new landfill and proceed to pour the concrete, “he explained.
The representative added that the park also continues to work on the replacement of the guardrail system Park “are about 20 meters by replacing missing railings, and to do this we must give solution to the problem that arose with the landslide.”
About 30 meters from the shoreline of Lake Maracaibo Vereda, early yesterday, plummeted up to the gym in the park.
… In this section, railings concrete, which replaced the old iron had already been lifted and came down, therefore, according to Machado, special work began. “Passing through the area had been restricted since November because we had already detected some cracks in the Roads, “he said.
As prevention plans, Machado announced that a new inspection be assessed within 3 kilometers of coastline that has the park.
Visitors were shown the Vereda amazed by the crash. “I am very concerned because now pass through this area in fear. How to know if you are not in the same situation? “Carolina Duarte, a resident of El Milagro wondered.
At noon, representatives of the construction company that was working in space ripped recovery efforts of the affected section. “We are already removing the damaged to evaluate in depth the reasons for the collapse and re-build the Roads area,” Machado said.
Every day, thousands of people attend this space to recreate and perform different sports.
The St. Johns County commission voted unanimously to declare a local state of emergency to speed up the process for permits to protect homes from beach erosion.
In the South Ponte Vedra Beach area about 10 home owners have lost 30 to 35 feet of sand along the rear of their property that went away during recent storms.
Now with the state of emergency declared they can apply for a permit with the state Department of Environmental Protection and it will speed up the process to build a permanent wall along the beach here to protect their property.”
Chuck Herklotz is one of those home owners. Around 35 feet of his backyard has disappeared. ” I have to protect my property and I need to have permission or a permit to be able to do that.,” said Herklotz, who lives in the home with his wife and dog. “It allows the homeowner to react immediately,” said County Engineer Press Tompkins.
“So the structure is not in any more danger but they still have to go through all the procedures.” ‘I am grateful,” said Herklotz. “I would have been more grateful if they did it a week ago.” The declaration of a local emergency allows work to begin immediately on a temporary wall that will stand three-feet high and keep homes from being destroyed.
… In the South Ponte Vedra Beach area …
Although it hasn’t seen a train in over 46 years, the Portland Traction Company steel bridge over the Clackamas River at Gladstone, Oregon is likely seeing its last days.
Heavy rains recently have washed out the footing under the south pillar and the south end of the bridge is currently collapsing into the river. While the former Row has since been sold to local governments as part of a deal to create a rails to trail, the bridge was never transferred and is still owned by the Union Pacific. The Portland Traction Company was a joint owned railroad by the UP and SP, hence why the UP still owns the bridge today. …
This is the dramatic moment a stretch of grass-topped cliff toppled into the sea in a cloud of rubble and dust after the winter’s savage storms caused seven years of erosion in just three months.
To the shock of stunned bystanders sat on a wall just metres away the chunks of cliff top broke away from the cliff face at Birling Gap, on the East Sussex Coast and plunged onto the beach below today.
A huge crack could be seen along the top of the cliff in the moments before the stones fell, while other crevices have also formed along the edge of the picturesque coastline.
Over the weekend a 100-square-foot area of the collapsed, leaving a cottage dangerously close to the sheer 30ft drop below. … …
Published on Feb 27, 2014
A 30ft (9.1m) crack has appeared along the cliff top at Birling Gap in East Sussex.
Published on Mar 3, 2014
Teams are working to clear a “significant” landslide that blocked the promenade between Bournemouth and Boscombe’s piers.
The 20-metre wide (65ft) strip of cliff face fell onto the promenade and beach access road at around midnight.
Portland coastguard watch commander Malcolm Wright said: “
Because of the rainfall that we’ve had, the ground near cliff tops will be saturated.
“With the extra weight of water landslides are inevitable.”
… Bournemouth seafront manager Chris Saunders is already overseeing the clear-up of 387 beach huts on the borough’s coastline, which were damaged or destroyed either by landslips and storms.
He said: “It’s not an uncommon occurrence. It’s not a huge slip – we’ve had worse over the years.
“We had a cliff slip down at Gordon’s Corner, at Southbourne, just before Christmas that wasn’t quite as big as this but did more damage because it was where some beach huts were.
“About three or four years ago just the other side of the East Cliff lift we had a substantial cliff slip that went through the back of a building.
“Knowing we’ve had the heavy rains, we commissioned a geotechnical expert to come and check the cliffs through but this has slightly beaten us to it.”
A second rock fall has taken place at about midday at Monmouth Beach, Lyme Regis.