Erosion at Colva, Goa

G.N. Swamy, V.V.R. Varadachari


The problem of erosion of a part of Colva beach, Goa, was studied during the period, April to December, 1975. An analysis of the data in the light of coastal dynamics has been presented with a view to help in the design of remedial measures. It is observed that the erosion was caused not by wave activity but by a freshwater stream joining the sea at Colva beach. The erosional problem is expected to be solved by guiding the stream properly through the beach which is otherwise stable


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