STOMPer Sailorman says that our beach at West Coast Park is in danger as the breakwater is badly damaged and coastline is so badly eroded.
In an email to STOMP today (Jul 16), the STOMPer says:
"These pictures were taken at the beach between a canal and the pier at West Coast Park. The pier is a short distance from the McDonald's outlet. Many boats are moored at the mouth of the Sungei Pandan.
"The breakwater is badly damaged and the broken pieces have sharp edges. These are hazardous to swimmers and fishermen.
"The coconut tree is now slanting at a dangerous angle. If the base is further eroded the whole tree will topple over.
"One tree has fallen and only the base with the roots and turf are left.
"The coastline is so badly eroded as both soil and grass have been carried away by the pounding waves.
"The shoreline is now near the edge of the jogging track and if nothing is done, the sea will gradually eat up our land and vegetation.
"I hope NParks will look into this problem."
Related posts: Stones dislodged from damaged breakwaters are a danger to swimmers (15th July 2009)
The glory and the sad end of a giant tree (20th June 2009)
Serious soil erosion at Pasir Ris Park (14th June 2009)
More trees will be destroyed by waves hitting shoreline (5th June 2009)
Waves seriously eroding our northern shoreline at Kranji Reservoir (31st May 2009)