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Topic Title: Florida is out of sand
Topic Summary: Bahamas?
Created On: 11/12/2017 07:05 AM
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 11/12/2017 07:05 AM
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realsur4

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I posted this link into a different topic. Thought it was interesting, so now it has it's own post. I hope the link works. Bahamas Another video, considering using crushed glass to replace sand NBC

Edited: 11/12/2017 at 07:11 AM by realsur4
 11/12/2017 10:15 AM
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Central Floridave

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Running out of sand? The entire State is sand!
 11/12/2017 12:04 PM
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LBLarry

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Originally posted by: Central Floridave

Running out of sand? The entire State is sand!


but very very little of it is actually suitable to be a "replacement" for beach sand.



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 11/12/2017 05:20 PM
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When I was in town visiting this summer, I noticed the sea turtles in melbourne beach were laying their eggs really high up in the dunes, like in the sea oats. One of the turtle people on ATV's told me that it's because the sand brought in from the middle of the state is too compact for the turtles to dig holes in and would be impossible for the hatchlings to dig out. Like concrete. Not sure why they don't just dredge and pump sand from offshore. Keep it natural.

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 11/13/2017 05:14 AM
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crankit

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They did that, dredged from off canaveral, that is the grey sand we have now!

 11/13/2017 06:22 AM
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Keveroonus

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Beaches naturally change. To fight that change is a losing battle and a complete waste of money. The best solution to beach erosion is less development along the immediate coast. Seawalls only make things worse.
 11/13/2017 07:38 AM
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Originally posted by: Keveroonus Beaches naturally change. To fight that change is a losing battle and a complete waste of money. The best solution to beach erosion is less development along the immediate coast. Seawalls only make things worse.

 

a lotta folks keep expecting that to change (or for it to make sense) , but it doesn't and won't any time soon. Why?After they finish lining their pockets -  they gotta spend thesurplus tax money somewhere, and what better way than tryna fight mama nature?

Discuss,



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 11/13/2017 08:00 AM
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LBLarry

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Originally posted by: Keveroonus

Beaches naturally change. To fight that change is a losing battle and a complete waste of money. The best solution to beach erosion is less development along the immediate coast. Seawalls only make things worse.


Yes they do
Yes and a BIG time waste of major tax $$$$$$
Yes it is but currently still a tough sell
MUCH MUCH worse



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waterlizard25

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The sand they "replenish" with is like dirt and is a waste of tax dollars. Ahh if only we could have that squeaky  Daytona Smyrna sand.. A man can dream



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 11/13/2017 10:38 AM
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crankit

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Our old "golden" sand was quite nice!

 11/13/2017 01:56 PM
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ww

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Maybe a sand slurry pipeline from the Lake Wales Ridge?

Indian River County is looking at a big sand mine.  

 

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LBLarry

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Originally posted by: ww

Maybe a sand slurry pipeline from the Lake Wales Ridge?




Indian River County is looking at a big sand mine.  




 



let me make sure I understand what you are suggesting ........ a 75-100 mile long "slurry pipeline" that would transverse a LOT of VERY sensitive wetlands and conservation areas ????



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 11/13/2017 03:54 PM
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dingpatch

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Ummmm, , , , the simple answer is that we DO NOT NEED more sand, perhaps less condos?
 11/13/2017 03:59 PM
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StirfryMcflurry

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Originally posted by: LBLarry
Originally posted by: ww Maybe a sand slurry pipeline from the Lake Wales Ridge?

 

Indian River County is looking at a big sand mine.  

 

 

 

let me make sure I understand what you are suggesting ........ a 75-100 mile long "slurry pipeline" that would transverse a LOT of VERY sensitive wetlands and conservation areas ????

ww jumped the shark again. SAD



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 11/13/2017 04:43 PM
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ClaimingDFL

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Out of sand? I heard it all just moved to monster hole and where 1st peak used to be!
 11/13/2017 07:40 PM
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realsur4

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There are nature documentaries focused on the coast of GA. A lot of barrier islands that are owned by the state or private land owners who refuse to sell. The coast is a fantastic location for migrating birds, sea turtles, etc and a lot of discussion about how the islands get smaller on one section while continuing to expand in other sections due to forces of nature. FL's development doesn't allow the beaches to expand naturally. I wonder how much longer some of the beaches can survive.
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