The Coast Protection Board has been managing Adelaide's beaches for over 30 years to stop sand eroding and moving north along the coast. Our southern and central beaches are continually eroding because sand is pushed north along the coast by waves.
Beaches affected by erosion have been replenished by carting sand in trucks from areas in the metropolitan beach system where it builds up. Without this intervention, several of Adelaide's southern metropolitan beaches would have very little sand left on them and foreshore properties would have been damaged by storms.
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