Marina construction update
During the last weekend of July, the Shell Cove Boat Harbour Construction Site was impacted by a significant rainfall event with 120mm measured at the Shell Cove rain gauge. At that time, the rainfall run off filled the harbour to approximately RL+0.4 which is comparable to a Neap high tide. Following that event, over the recent weekend from the 7th till the 10th of August, the Boat Harbour was impacted by a further 172mm of rainfall. This raised the boat harbour water level to RL1.8m in the inner harbour, which you may have noticed caused some scouring of the sand bund at the harbour entrance channel, and caused the inner harbour waters to submerge the boardwalk.
These two rain events unfortunately occurred at the time that works to remove the outer harbour weirs was due to commence in preparation for the final harbour flooding. Therefore, to keep up with the ongoing inflows, and in order to recommence these enabling works, there is a need to pump the harbour dry 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for the next fortnight. The relevant regulatory bodies have approved these works in accordance with the regulatory and statutory framework and subject to meeting the relevant water quality criteria.
Therefore you may notice some machinery humming in the evenings and construction staff on site during night time and weekends to enable the pumping works to be completed. We thank you for your patience and if you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org