Please help to remedy the sand erosion in Santa Fe Pier of Bantayan Island
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The sand on the last 50 years have moved from the right to the left side. With left side being the gainers. This is because of the shifting of sand with seasons just like the pasil(sandbar) near Kota Beach change from right to left and vice-versa. The pier is solid and stops the sand's return when the Amihan(Northwesterly) winds reverses the effects of Habagat(Southeasterlies) winds. In another 100 years from now there will manifest a huge change in the shoreline of Santa Fe's coasts. Hilantagaan will be nearer by a few hundred meters on the left and the Hohohoy Beach Resort area gone. The pier will be longer to accommodate ships because the dock area now will be then shallower due to advancing sand from the left. The sand on all sides will be coarser because the finer sands will be buried by the newly eroded sand on the left and the underground now on the right will reveal itself. In the 70's, all Santa Fe was like Boracay, all powdery fine. With house constructions wantonly quarrying sand from early 70's coupled with the sand migration shown above. In 100 years, we will lose the fine sand and consequently our biggest attraction and industry, TOURISM. While the resorts on the left side will gain land. Those on the right will lose. The pier has given us progress for sure. The long term effect though is not good. Time to think and debate. Time to take action before it's too late for the future of Bantayan Island.
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