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Pattaya: Beach washes away yet again after three hours of torrential rain

 

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Sanook reported that many parts of Pattaya beach from North to South were washed away after three hours of heavy rain hit the resort,

 

City Hall had to move in the heavy equipment to tackle the problem especially in the area of the pumping station near Soi 6 where there was also a lot of litter. 

 

Deckchair vendors had begged the authorities for speedy action and were reportedly happy after mayor Sontaya Khunpluem quickly sent in deputy Ronnakit Ekkasingh and his tractors. 

 

The problem of beach erosion is an ongoing topic in Pattaya.

 

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Hundreds of millions of baht has been spent on widening the beach and bringing in new sand. 

 

But almost every time there is heavy rain there are more problems. 

 

Now there are plans to spend hundreds of thousands more baht on Jomtien and other beaches over the next few years.

 

It remains to be seen if work there is any better, notes Thaivisa. 

 

Source: Sanook

 

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28 minutes ago, webfact said:

Sanook reported that many parts of Pattaya beach from North to South were washed away after three hours of heavy rain hit the resort,

Is'nt that just the true mark of a World Class International Family Resort! :thumbsup: Well done all!

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3 hours ago, webfact said:

Hundreds of millions of baht has been spent on widening the beach and bringing in new sand. 

 

But almost every time there is heavy rain there are more problems. 

 

Now there are plans to spend hundreds of thousands more baht on Jomtien and other beaches over the next few years.

 

Everybody can make a mistake .

But some people are making the same mistake again and again ...

That is proof of not being very clever .

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Why not position the outlet closer to the water and cover the extended pipeline/culvert with sand. Less to replace after every storm.

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Looks like erosion caused by storm water drain run off. 

This is an old gem, but shouldn't they address how to dispose of storm water before dumping more sand. Too logical?

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They need to put a breakwater in so that there is a limit to where the sand can go.

 

At least then it would be easier to reclaim the sand.  Not really sure how else you can stop the erosion

 

 

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10 minutes ago, MickGC said:

Why not position the outlet closer to the water and cover the extended pipeline/culvert with sand. Less to replace after every storm.

They did that at Jontiem beach.

The easiest solution is to just replace the sand.

They should build an underground pumping station and pump all the water over to the Dark side. 🙂

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2 minutes ago, carlyai said:

They did that at Jontiem beach.

The easiest solution is to just replace the sand.

They should build an underground pumping station and pump all the water over to the Dark side. 🙂

Could you imagine how many decades that would take?

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57 minutes ago, carlyai said:

They did that at Jontiem beach.

The easiest solution is to just replace the sand.

They should build an underground pumping station and pump all the water over to the Dark side. 🙂

No, thank you. The Dark Side is the Hillside of Pattaya. 

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Why doesn't anyone bother to learn something about longshore drift and dynamic equilibrium? I had a field day to Norfolk coastline on this subject in the very first week of my BSc in Environmental Science back 35 years ago! The reasons the beach is there or washes away is very simple to understand. For some reason, folks think they are King Canute. Did these guys never make sand castles or dams on the beach when they were kids? I think I got it by the time I was a 6 year old but anyway, I'm quite sure some people benefit hugely from this futile artificial sand building.

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6 hours ago, webfact said:

Now there are plans to spend hundreds of thousands more baht on Jomtien and other beaches over the next few years.

Good business for some people.

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28 minutes ago, Brunolem said:

Remove the sand and cover the damn area with concrete...like the rest of the city!

Green Grass would be fine. Like in North Pattaya where they even have fields to exercise. 

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This new billion bhat beach will never be more than a stage for after 5pm selfie posers and a late night picnic spot for locals to litter with their garbage...but the good news is, here in Pattayaya we have 11 air conditioned malls for your holiday experience..ya'all come back now real soon.

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Something nobody here gets (because they would rather criticize Thais) is that it's designed to do this.  The washouts always happen in the same spots, where the sidewalk is intentionally shaped like a spill way.  They usually just fill it back in within a day or two.  It's very difficult and expensive to design the drainage to handle the volume of water that comes down from the streets above during a torrential downpour in a tropical climate.  I think all they are trying to do is reduce the amount of flooding on streets above.   I think that is better now since they put in the new drainage, which is what that was for, not to prevent the beach from getting washed out every time there is a downpour. 

 

If they don't want the beach to wash away in those spots they would probably have to bury some large pipes under the sand and going out into the ocean a ways and it's probably more cost effective to just let it wash away in those spots where there are spillways and just fill the sand back in.

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9 hours ago, nobodysfriend said:

Everybody can make a mistake .

But some people are making the same mistake again and again ...

That is proof of not being very clever .

Or maybe proof of very clever people not really making mistakes. After all, if they really want the sand to stay, they should just add cement.

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8 hours ago, tyga said:

Why doesn't anyone bother to learn something about longshore drift and dynamic equilibrium? I had a field day to Norfolk coastline on this subject in the very first week of my BSc in Environmental Science back 35 years ago! The reasons the beach is there or washes away is very simple to understand. For some reason, folks think they are King Canute. Did these guys never make sand castles or dams on the beach when they were kids? I think I got it by the time I was a 6 year old but anyway, I'm quite sure some people benefit hugely from this futile artificial sand building.

Can you stop whispering?

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10 hours ago, Chassa said:

Covid-19 vaccine and Pattaya Beach refurbishing both trying to beat dear old Mother Nature!

They'd have difficulty beating time with a stick!

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15 hours ago, Phuketshrew said:

That's exactly what they want it to do. There's good "commission" to be made on the "hundreds of Millions"  baht worth of sand being trucked in each time.

Laughing all the way to the bank 

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10 hours ago, micmichd said:

No, thank you. The Dark Side is the Hillside of Pattaya. 

Is Darth Vader your neighbor?    As for the beach let nature take it back......Nature always wins, ask covid

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