Coastal Management Strategies

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Advantages of a Sea Wall

What is a sea wall made out of?

                                                        - Concrete-like material 

                   What does a sea wall do to benifit the coast?

                                                                  -  Reflects waves back to sea

                                          -  Prevent the coast eroding 

                                                               - They act as a barrier 


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Disadvantages of a Sea Wall

                                               Sea walls create backwash 


                                           Sea walls are expensive to maintain 

                                       Backwash erodes under the wall


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Advantages of Rip Rap

 Rip rap...    (


    Has boulders piled up along the coast...

                                                                  ...The boulders absorb wave energy 

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