Case Study: Managing Coasts

  • Created by: CiaraIngs
  • Created on: 05-12-17 19:38

Holderness is the fastest eroding coastline in Europe, with an average rate of 2 meters per year. 

The coastline is mostly boulder clay left behind by glaciers. The waves that impact this part of the coast have a long fetch meaning they are very strong. Rather than forming beaches with deposited material a spit is formed.

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