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Annual earthworks on dune projects commence<span><p>'It is that time of the year again when the City attends to its coastal dune projects. Dunes are formed by aeolian and tidal processes which result in the accumulation of sand. The frontal nets at the toe of the dunes are used to trap wind-blown sand. These will be lifted and the clean accumulated sand will be placed back into the sea below the low water mark. In so doing we are returning the sand to the sea, and placing it back into circulation. These works will be undertaken using an excavator and articulated tipper truck,' said the City's Deputy Mayor and Mayoral Committee Member for Spatial Planning and Environment, Alderman Eddie Andrews.</p><p>The beach will not be closed during this time. However, residents and visitors should keep their dogs under control and keep clear of the earth moving equipment. We thank the residents and visitors for their patience during the course of this work. <br></p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Images%202/dune%20project.JPG" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:949px;" /> </figure>​​</span><p>Dune systems also act as a reservoir of sand to replenish and maintain the integrity of the beach during and post erosion events.</p><p>'Dune rehabilitation is the most cost-effective and pragmatic approach to protect and rehabilitate ecosystems and ecological infrastructure. When fully functional, these systems – in this case the dunes – help to create quality coastal spaces for all of us,' said Alderman Andrews.</p><p> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p><strong>End</strong></p><p><br></p>2024-04-11T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#63e9248b-77d9-441d-a4d6-82eca39aaba4;L0|#063e9248b-77d9-441d-a4d6-82eca39aaba4|Dunes;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb10

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