Case Study for Dawlish, Devon (Seawall)

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    • Description
      • A seawall provides a barrier between the waves and the shore on a coast/beach.
    • Advantages
      • Gave people a sense of security
      • Didn't disadvantage other areas as it did not impede the movement of sediment downdrift.
    • Disadvantages
      • In February 2014, the seawall carrying the main south wall railway collapsed
        • £35 million repairs for the wall and track.
      • To reduce the scouring, rock Armour and beach nourishment may be needed, which adds to the cost.

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