|Cirqaccio - Ciracciello - Italy|
description of case study
PHOTO OF THE SITE
|Title||Cirqaccio - Ciracciello|
|Regional level||Regione Campania, Province of Napoli|
|Local level||Isle of Procida|
Coastal band of the examined site is constituted by a sandy beach of reduced extension. From the land side, the shoreline appears like a thin strip of sand bordered by a cliff on the back-beach, whose height decrease slightly going from Punta Serra to the far South of the beach. The violent sea-storms provoked both the coastal erosion and cliff damages with consequent slides whose results are still evident on the beach.
The south Tirreno weather conditions are strongly connected, as for the rest of Mediterraneo sea, to the Azores anticyclone position. During the summer this high pressure system is situated to the northern part of its annual cycle protecting the dock from the influence of Atlantic depression systems. During the winters the Azores anticyclone moves southward failing its protecting effect, so the Mediterraneo sea is interested to the transition of Atlantic depression crossing the dock during few days.
erosion has significantly cut down the beach and the sea attack has already
reached the foot of the cliff, threatening its integrity.
important economical activity in the island is the fishing. Because of
the nearness of the island to Napoli a lot of Procida inhabitants work
in Napoli and travel daily.
island, except for few breakwater, there is not a beach protection policy,
but the public administration wants to avoid the use of severe protection
works and for this reason they are testing the BMS solution. A complete
monitoring program is performing in the beach interested by BMS. The program
includes morfological and hydraulics (i.e. water table level) measures.
These measures, at the moment partially available, have to be processed
in next months.
|Policy options||Hold the line|
|Engineering techniques||Beach drainage system, breakwater|
|Institution||Politecnico di Bari – DIAC|
|Address||Via E. Orabona, 4 – 70125 Bari (Italia)|
|Telephone / fax||+39 080 5963286 / +39 080 5963414|