Soft Engineering Porlock

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  • Created on: 27-04-13 23:20

Porlock Soft Engineering

soft engineering : Porlock

  South of Minehead
  S/w of england - N Devon Coast

  Beach defence broken
  Land behind flooding
  Sloping beach -LSD from S/W winds
  High tides broke through low sides of beach

  Let sea flood behind defence - create salt marsh (from fields)
  Let beach erode - sea defence at base of cliff

  Marsh will absorb impact of future flooding
  Town area won't be eroded

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