Water-Related News

Sanibel, Captiva experiencing erosion after Eta

According to the Captiva Erosion Prevention District, tide pools are occurring on the northern end of Captiva. Escarpments ranging from two to six feet were formed throughout about 75% of the island. Numerous dune barriers were also broken as a result of the storm.

Sanibel City leaders said their beaches fared better than Captiva’s in the erosion department following Eta, although isolated erosion was spotted on some public beaches.

The city built three coastal resiliency projects along Sanibel’s coastlines over the past five years — city leaders said the structures did their job when the storm rolled in.