Two years’ worth of sand

Costa Blanca News (South Edition) - - News -

Tor­re­vieja town hall has given more in­for­ma­tion on the huge quan­tity of sand which has ac­cu­mu­lated over the last decade at the Tor­re­blanca ravine near La Mata.

Coun­cil­lor for beaches Javier Man­zanares said the coun­cil will have ac­cess to at least 15,000 cu­bic me­tres of sand to re­plen­ish the town’s beaches, giv­ing the lo­cal author­ity a re­serve for at least two years.

The coun­cil­lor noted that the town hall has awarded a con­tract to a com­pany to re­move the sand, clean it and store it.

“We have never had such a huge quan­tity of sand to re­gen­er­ate our beaches af­ter win­ter storms,” he said.

The coun­cil was first warned by the Se­gura river and wa­ter author­ity (CHS) over the block­age caused to the flood ravine by the sand.

The coun­cil­lor said the build-up started when a build­ing com­pany dumped a large quan­tity of sand at the site in 2007 af­ter it had been dug out of a build­ing site.

He said that this was ‘dune sand’ and it con­tin­ued to ac­cu­mu­late over the years due nat­u­ral phe­nom­ena ‘along with rub­bish from il­le­gal tip­ping, which means that it is not apt for the beaches at the mo­ment’.

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