Vancouver Park Board staff are working to shore up the city’s shoreline ahead of another royal tide, scheduled for Monday.
The Stanley Park Seawall, areas near Kits Pool and the Jericho Pier suffered significant damage earlier this month when a rising tide arrived along with a powerful windstorm.
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In a Twitter update on Friday, the Vancouver Park Board said there was a high volume of debris in the water and on shorelines due to recent storms, which could potentially crash into the seawall, causing more damage.
Crews were working to remove as much debris as possible before Monday and temporarily reinforce vulnerable parts of the levee, according to the park board.
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After the royal tide, long-term repair work on damaged areas of the popular promenade, large parts of which remain closed to the public, will begin.
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High tides, which tend to be more pronounced in winter, occur when the gravitational forces of the sun and moon reinforce each other – times when the moon is closest to Earth.
Experts have raised concerns that damage from this month’s royal tide and storm surge could become more frequent in the future due to rising sea levels. sea and more frequent storms linked to climate change.
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