Monday, July 9, 2012

Life's A Beach

Thanks to Tropical Storm Debby, the inhabitants of southern Alabama have a new beach on which to frolic and sunbathe.  The beach is the result of a series of events, both natural and man-made, that has occured in the Gulf of Mexico.  Back in 2005, Hurricane Katrina ripped away a mile-long section of Dauphin Island.  The resulting channel became known as the Katrina Cut.  As part of the settlement from their oil spill, BP built a rock wall along the cut.  The wall stands on the submerged remains of that section of the island.  Now, thanks to Debby, sand has built up on most of the southern side of the wall, forming the new beach.

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