- November 04, 2020
“The Trapbag wall constructed in front of Medina Palms in Watamu is 2m in height (two tiers of Trapbags) and approximately 97m in length which lies over 6m in front of the hotel’s original eroded frontage. A combination of 4.5T geocontainers were used to prevent scouring at either end due to existing concrete walls built along adjacent properties exacerbating erosion conditions.
On completion of the project, the hotel gained a perched beach where tourists can enjoy an unobstructed view of the ocean. The Trapbags received an extra UV sand-coloured coating rendering them almost invisible. The bottom tier is almost completely buried under sand and will remain covered until a significant monsoon tide event displaces the beach sand. To restore the dune, re-nourishment efforts kicked off by planting native coastal vegetation.”
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