MGI Blue Feature - The Negril – Jamaica, Breakwater Project Abandoned

Beach erosion occurs when waves and currents remove sand from the beach system. The loss of sand causes the beach to become narrower and lower in elevation. Storm waves carry the sand offshore, depositing and storing the sediment in large sandbars. Technically, constructing breakwaters along Negril’s seven miles beach, which has been undergoing dramatic rates of erosion for years, will create implications for the existing reefs in the coastal region. See complete article at the MGI Blue Website