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Coconut island has nothing to do with the present erosion. That sand has been moving since the beginning of time and no small trees are going to stop forces of nature. The islands are gone for same reason the beaches are now eroding. For HWB to blame the present erosion for acts of some others, is rediculous. The beaches have been eroding way before HWB was built and they have no one to blame but themselves for not having enough money set aside to fund the lost cause of moving sand. All the dredging and beach restoration done down by Key Marco after Wilma is almost reversed itself. Constant funding will be needed to slow the progress of nature. Belize and Cozumel buildings put up their own seawalls and rocks to slow the erosion but it is almost being tested as the sand is almost all eroded away. Sand is too easy to erode. Rock is needed and way more expensive than pumped sand.
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