Cádiz and Huelva beaches

Regeneration works in several beaches of Cádiz and Huelva severely damaged after a destructive storm in 2018.

BEACH NOURISHMENT

Emergency beach regeneration in Cadiz and Huelva provinces

BEACH NOURISHMENT

Emergency beach regeneration in Cadiz and Huelva provinces

On 27 March 2018, the Secretary of State for the Environment declared an exceptional emergency procedure to carry out works to relieve the effects of storms on Spain’s coastline in February and March 2018, including a number of beaches in Cadiz and Huelva provinces.

The works consisted of extracting, transporting, pumping ashore, spreading and reshaping the following beaches with sand dredged from the seabed at the Placer de Meca (Cadiz) and outside the Juan Carlos I breakwater (Huelva).

  • Location: Cadiz and Huelva coasts (Spain)
  • Client: Coastal and Marine Area Sustainability Department, Coastal Protection Subdepartment
  • Completion period: May 2018–August 2018
  • Resources used:  Trailing suction hopper dredger Geopotes 15, Costa la Luz, Atalanta, Volvox Olympia

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