Wallasea Island Case Study. Managed retreat.

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  • Created on: 06-03-13 18:05
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  • Wallasea Island
    • A low lying coastal island.
    • The government decided to reallign the north of the island. --> would build a new embankment inland.
    • July 2006
      • Old sea wall breached in 3 places. Allowed 115 ha of land to be flooded.
        • Islands and number of salty lakes formed.
          • this will turn to salt marsh, giving breeding ground for birds.
    • £7.5 m scheme to rebuild bird habitats destroyed during development on the island.
      • improve flood defences + new leisure opportunities made.
  • formed at confluence between river roach and river crouch.
    • A low lying coastal island.
    • Wallasea Island
      • The government decided to reallign the north of the island. --> would build a new embankment inland.
      • July 2006
        • Old sea wall breached in 3 places. Allowed 115 ha of land to be flooded.
          • Islands and number of salty lakes formed.
            • this will turn to salt marsh, giving breeding ground for birds.
      • £7.5 m scheme to rebuild bird habitats destroyed during development on the island.
        • improve flood defences + new leisure opportunities made.
  • This means that they would allow the old sea defences to be breached.

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