Holderness coastal erosion

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  • Created on: 25-04-13 15:29
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  • Holderness-coastal erosion
    • problems
      • erosional rate of 1.8m of land per year
      • SSSI is threatened as the lagoon may be destroyed
    • causes
      • weak boulder clay easily eroded
      • bedding planes
      • worsened by construction on cliff face
      • groynes downstream cause narrow beaches at holderness
      • powerful destructive waves
    • impacts
      • over 8000m sq of farmland has been lost each year
      • houses lost significant value
      • 30 villages lost since the roman era

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