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This map shows beach erosion hazard for selected beaches in St. Kitts and and is based on annual beach change rates over the period 1991- 1999. The map can be used to answer some general questions such as:
Which beach areas should be considered for development?
What is the relative beach erosion hazard for a specific beach?
What is the spatial relationship of existing coastal infrastructure to beach areas prone to
In a general way, this map can be used as a tool to:
Prioritize the allocation of resources for erosion defence, increased monitoring and/or further research on coastal dynamics.
Number of sheets 1
Grid British West Indies
Projection Transverse Mercator
Spheroid Clarke 1880 (Modified)
Unit of Measurement Meter
Meridian of Origin 62 West of Greenwich
Latitude of Origin Equator
Scale factor at Origin 0.9995
False Coordinate of Origin 400,000 m Easting; Nil m Northing
Contour interval 50 feet
Series E803 (DOS 343)
Digital basemap data provided by the Dept. of Surveying and Land Information, The University of the West Indies.
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Page last updated on 07 Sep 2001