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Melissa Jones

A case study for coastal erosion: causes,
impacts and management

Background information

The Holderness Coast is
located on the east coast of
England. It extends 61km
from Flamborough in the
north to Spurn Point in the

Different landforms have
developed over the years
around especially
Flamborough Head:…

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Melissa Jones

The sea is always brown along the Holderness coast because there is too
much erosion and so material ends up in the water. Many beaches in
Holderness are formed of shingle and stones because they're exposed
at low tide. Beaches are therefore less important for this because it…

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Melissa Jones

George Motley (a resident in Mappleton) has seen in the past 75
metres of his garden disappear in 40 years
The sea defences cost 1.9 million pounds. 2 groynes and a boulder
wall which consisted of 60 thousand tonnes of granite were built
as the sea…


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