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Soft Engineering


  • Salt marshes are effective barriers against strong currents.
  • They're cheaper than hard engineering.
  • Provides better quality of beach for locals and tourists.
  • Beneficial to wildlife


  • Maintenance can be expensive.
  • Very time consuming.
  • Can easily be destroyed; storms, walking residents, horse riding etc.


They're cheaper and look better than hard engineering but they are less effective to protect the vulnerable land.


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