With five metre south-easterly swells predicted for later this afternoon and evening, Monday, August 10, more erosion is expected along the Great Lakes coastline.
While MidCoast Council is closely watching the coastal erosion hotspot, Jimmys Beach erosion could occur along most of the coastline.
Since the last weather event a fortnight ago, council has moved a further 3000 cubic metres of sand onto Jimmys Beach, but has had to cease while this event takes place.
MidCoast Council coastal management co-ordinator, Andrew Staniland said when multiple storm events occured close together - such as the during the last month - renourishment could not begin fast enough to assist.
The current situation of numerous events close to each other is identified in the Coastal Zone Management Plan, highlighting how vulnerable this section of our coast is to storm action and erosion.Andrew Staniland
"Erosion at Jimmys Beach has long been identified and managed by council," Mr Staniland said.
"The current situation of numerous events close to each other is identified in the Coastal Zone Management Plan, highlighting how vulnerable this section of our coast is to storm action and erosion."
For several years, council has successfully provided a sand buffer through its sand renourishment program to prevent the erosion of The Boulevarde, endorsed by community as the most effective measure at the time, ahead of hard engineering solutions.
"Our community is starting to see the impact from the increasing frequency of these erosion events, and the increasing costs required for these buffering measures to be effective," Mr Staniland said.
He says beach conditions are currently dangerous and people should stay well away from surf and surf-exposed areas during these events.
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