Blog 15 August 2012

 
News Updates today in St Francis Bay

Please bare in mind, that although some of these images and/or articles reflect a negative impact on the present infrastructure in St Francis Bay, we as many suburbs and areas, were victims of a natural disaster with the bad and heavy rain experiences over these past months.  As frustrating as these pot holes and issues are, the reality is that until the weather allows (rain stops) it is very difficult to attend to the issues.  The ideal and correct way forward is to rebuild the roads from scratch however temporarily this will be a topic of discussion but the time will come when once fully addressed this beautiful town St Francis Bay will shine as bright or brighter, as it did before.

1.  ST FRANCIS CONNECT PHOTOS - FIXING OF WATER SUPPLY ACROSS THE SAND RIVER


This is fantastic news, these are images taken this morning by St Francis Connect where it shows work has commenced on our bridge.




2. ST FRANCIS CONNECT ARTICLE - SANTAREME TICKING TIME BOMB




We have had a lot of rain recently and some areas are very wet….and not drying out either. Why?

If you take a walk into the dune-field above (West) St Francis Dr, between Terragona Rd and the Airfield, you come upon a vast lake system, holding thousands of cubic meters of water. Some of these lakes are hundreds of meters across (3 large ones, that I could see) and are seeping their contents across St Francis Dr, damaging the roads. From what I can see, any attempts to fix the roads without draining these lakes will be in vain. To drain the lakes would be an almost impossible task and we certainly don’t want a repeat of the self-inflicted damages caused when the bridge washed away last year in an attempt to drain pools and lakes in the Sand River.




Just two weeks ago the Sand River came down unexpectedly on a sunny day – a water-logged dune had shifted, releasing a huge pool which almost overwhelmed the bridge….imagine what will happen if the pools above Santareme had to be breached…



At the moment the water table is so high that water is not draining away…a few more days of hard rain could be disastrous if the level in a pool reaches that critical height and flows into the next pool, setting off a chain reaction which could release a large volume of water, directly into a neighbourhood.  Go and take a look for yourself – scary thought.

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