Almuñécar’s Storm Damage

ALM Storm Damaga to Arbol Blanco TerraceThis figure was calculated using a report drawn up by the Municipal Surveyor at the request of the Councillor for Beaches and Tourism, Daniel Barbero.

Some of the damage involves the seawall around Aquatropic and Restaurante Árbol Blanco, which will cost around half a million to repair. This structure has been falling apart for the last six years and with each seasonal gale it deteriorates further.

There is a footpath that runs behind the water park and restaurant, which has also lost sections to wave action.

The western end of Playa de Velilla has suffered sand loss leaving a large step in the beach. Furthermore, the breakwater in front of Las Góndalas has taken a pounding, resulting in a loss in the beach area that it protects. These defects will cost another 400,000 euros.

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Another beach that has suffered is the one in Cotobro where each time there is an easterly gale blowing, it loses sand mass. Consquently, each year it costs a lot of money to truck in sand to replace the loss. The waves have been reaching the wall that protects the roads so there is a risk that the road could be damaged along with the underground installations (electricity/water mains, etc) that run along it.

Finally, there is the damage caused to the Playa de Marina del Este, where sand has been swept away, too, leaving a step in the beach, as has also been the case along the beach at the Peña Parda end of La Herradura Bay. To put these two beaches to right it will cost another 250,000 euros.

Editorial comment: strange how those figures are nice and round, right?

(News: Almunecar/Herradura, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)

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