SN5881 : Aberystwyth harbour dredging

taken 9 years ago, near to Aberystwyth, Ceredigion/Sir Ceredigion, Great Britain

Aberystwyth harbour dredging
Aberystwyth harbour dredging
A Caterpillar 725 articulated truck LinkExternal link emerges from the Afon Rheidol after being filled with silt from the river bed. There are two diggers and four of these amazing machines in operation. The extracted material is hauled up onto South Marine Terrace and then dumped onto the beach opposite. The material is needed there to counter coastal erosion on South Beach. It is distributed along South Beach by the tides and a northward sea current over a period of a few weeks. This dredging operation is a regular occurrence every 2-3 years during a very low spring tide. Taken from inside the harbour basin SN5881 : Aberystwyth Small Boat Mooring Basin.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 9 March, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 9 March, 2008
Category
Harbour   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 581 813 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:24.6747N 4:5.2586W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 581 813
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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