Minehead Case study.

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  • Created on: 06-03-13 18:25
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  • Minehead
    • 0.6m of curved sea wall installed (hard engineering).
      • Curved top effective at deflecting sea.
      • Barrier to protect the town.
      • Sandstone on the land facing side so it fits with the environment.
    • Rock armour at the base of the wall.
      • Dissipates energy of waves.
  • Rock armour at the base of the wall.
    • Dissipates energy of waves.
  • Fits in with the local environment so natural and attractive.
    • 4 rock groynes
      • build up the beach by stopping sand from moving west to east.
      • Minehead
        • 0.6m of curved sea wall installed (hard engineering).
          • Curved top effective at deflecting sea.
          • Barrier to protect the town.
          • Sandstone on the land facing side so it fits with the environment.
    • Beach nourishment
      • Waves break on the beach.
        • sandy beach is popular with tourists.

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