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  • #163
    Roll Tide
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    Have been watching the webcams almost daily, but hard to determine the sargassum level from such a confined area. Yesterday (Thursday) it looked worse than it has been in a couple of weeks. Anyone there right now that can update us? Thanks in advance…

    #527
    northplaya
    Participant

    You should check out this FB page.  It has up to date information on the sargassum in numerous locations.

    Sargasso Seaweed Updates Riviera Maya

     

    #541
    PlayaMaya
    Participant

    It’s been subsiding nicely for the past week or so, at least in central Playa. I just posted a pic from this morning on the Beach Thursday thread.

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    #563
    bruce sundance
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    ´ Quintana Roo will request a declaration of natural disaster due to excessive sargassum´

    worse expected in august.

    Quintana Roo solicitará declaratoria de desastre natural por exceso de sargazo

    #566
    Hummbaby11
    Participant

    So sad! I remember when I started visiting the area in 2011 that the sea was like a dream. …unlike anything I had seen before.  To see what has happened and continues to happen to the coastline all around the Riviera Maya is tragic.  No matter how epic the town and area are, in my opinion, the SEA is the reason people come. Even on good days now when there is no sargassum washing ashore, the water near the shore is still quite brown from what wasn’t picked up that lays on the surface of the sea. I will be back again in late January like I am every year, but if the current situation only continues to get worse as it appears it will, I might have to look into going elsewhere to spend my vacation dollars.

    #569
    Chevy
    Participant

    My thoughts exactly Hummbabyll.We have been going to Playa for about five years and it has been getting steadily worse.This coming winter we are heading to Puerto Vallarta .

    #573
    Hummbaby11
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    #575
    oldpanucho
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    For the life of me I cant believe they dont invest in a beach rake to clean it up.When I see the silly guy with his little pitchfork and wheelbarrow trying to clean 5000 tons of the stuff every day I just shake my head. Its like when they built the new pier and then the beach in front of town was washed away in a year. So then they built the “new beach ” so that could wash away too.

    #576
    Hummbaby11
    Participant

    I know this was after the Beach Reclamation project, but even before the project this is what the water looked like. 🙁

    Now even when there isn’t any sargassum washing up on the shore, it’s rare to see the see this turquoise anymore. Sure hope something will come about to rectify the problem.

    #579
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    hopefully will be cleared soon…….Sue is very upset about the situation……🤬

    #583
    Hummbaby11
    Participant

    I hope so too Rick.  I hope you and Sue are doing well.

    #587
    Chevy
    Participant

    Nice to see the smoking baby back!

    #608
    bruce sundance
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    #611
    oldpanucho
    Participant

    They already tried the floating barrier years ago.After the first storm it all broke apart and washed away to China.

    #612
    Califguy
    Participant

    Back in 2000 there used to be topless chicas on all the beaches too, everything seems to going down hill.

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