Tuesday, November 15, 2016

St Lucia Estuary - 14 November 2016

St Lucia Estuary 
Sunset Jetty
iSimangaliso Wetland Park

For those who remember the small boat Jetty where the rentals departed from will know that the water was deep enough for boats to traverse both sides of the Jetty. 16 years later these fresh water reeds has invaded the Estuary banks to such an extend they have become their own little habitats.

Any way these photos not only proofs the water level is extremely high, but that sediment build up is cementing the facelift of this fragile, once world class, system.  The sediment deposits from the five major rivers and pushing in from the ocean needs to be managed. People who says nature must see to it self has no real interest in Conservation and has no respect for humanity on earth.

The problem created by humans is on a scale far exceeding the ability for natural solutions. By avoiding this we are merely contributing to the problem. This system must function and it is not something we can joke about. It is a serious problem and needs people to seriously attend to it.

While this fiasco os taken place major behind the scene surgical environmental alterations is taken place on the Eastern Shores as heavy duty equipment is moved in to increase human habitation in the fragile wetlands system.
Hard surface development altering the dynamics with out public participation.

    Petrus Viviers

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