In some spots, the sandy soil has been undercut from where the walls concrete base meets the ground, creating gaping chasms between the pad and the ground. Erosion is evident after the wall was finished in March. Photo by Delcia Lopez/The Monitor | dlopez@themonitor.com
Erosion appears to have caused deep gashes along the embankment of the private wall adjacent to the Rio Grande on Thursday, July,2,2020 in Mission. Photo by Delcia Lopez/The Monitor | dlopez@themonitor.com
Aside from the cliff-like vertical erosion that’s happened along the water’s edge, there are also cracks that have formed in the soil from the base of the wall to the riverbank. Photo by Delcia Lopez/The Monitor | dlopez@themonitor.com
Erosion exposes the foundation of the private wall that was built along the Rio Grande on Thursday, July, 2, 2020 in Mission. Photo by Delcia Lopez/The Monitor | dlopez@themonitor.com
Writing on the private border wall on Thursday, July, 2, 2020 in Mission. Photo by Delcia Lopez/The Monitor | dlopez@themonitor.com
The foundation is seen exposed by the erosion on the banks of the Rio Grande on Thursday, July, 2, 2020 in Mission. Photo by Delcia Lopez/The Monitor | dlopez@themonitor.com
Shadows cast on the concrete that supports the private wall along the Rio Grande on Thursday, July, 2, 2020 in Mission. Photo by Delcia Lopez/The Monitor | dlopez@themonitor.com
Where once was an artificially gentled slope inclined at a 5-to-1 ratio, now lies a bank with substantial scarping — vertical erosion that creates steep, shelf-like drop-offs from the top of the riverbank to the water’s surface. Photo by Delcia Lopez/The Monitor | dlopez@themonitor.com