Coastal management at Minehead

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  • Coastal Management: Minehead
    • About Minehead
      • Has large Butlins resort--tourism
      • Storm damage would be £21 million without management
      • Work started in 1997
      • North coast of Somerset
    • Soft engineering
      • Beach nourishment
        • Increased height of beach by 2m
        • sandy beach attracts more tourists
    • Hard engineering
      • Four rock groynes
      • Rock armour
      • Sea wall
        • 0.6m high
        • landward side uses local red sandstone to make it attractive
        • curved to stop people walking on it
    • Results
      • Minehead both protected and more attractive
      • Cost
        • £12.3 million total
        • £8.7 million saved on storm damage

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