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||Posted: Nov. 07 2007,19:42
One puny little tropical storm (Noel) and our expansive and beautifully "restored" beaches are gone.
I stood opposed to this ridiculous expenditure of public money to benefit private interests, especially knowing that it was based on cheap, extra fine sand that even mild conditions eroded and washed back to sea, destroying irreplaceable coral reef and habitat in the process.
Sue Sea was acutely aware as some of our favorite near shore croppings became covered, denying her the joy of seeing thriving tropicals and denying me some reliable fishing.
Now of course you will soon hear the hue and cry of the commercial interests who think that tourists will avoid south Florida cause the beaches are no longer the depth of football fields. Never you mind that the beach lovers congregate within spitting distance of the water, they've just gotta have those photos for the brochures.
The real truth is that no amount of "restoral" will EVER be successful. Over the many years the sand was known to work its way south to form ever changing, natural contours. This natural progression was interrupted by the creation of such inlets as Port Everglades, et al, which interrupt this progression and present insurmountable obstacles.
Still the tourists will come, as our natural Paradise is just fine with them as is. The destruction of the reefs - the birthplace of the sea - is unacceptable, as is the expenditure of public moneys to benefit private interests who disallow public access.
Edited by Capn Jimbo on Nov. 08 2007,04:35
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