Hard Engineering -Coastal defence, Holderness . GCSE/AS Geography Coasts

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Holderness Coastline - Uk & Europe;s fastest eroding coastline - 2m/yr
Hard Engineering- working directly against the natural processes

Where: East Coast England
            South of Flamborough
            North of Spurn Head

Geology: Soft bolouder clay

Erosion: Boulder clay cliffs become satuated with rain & waves and loose strength
              N/E Winds with a long fetch bring strong Destructive Waves
              LSD occurs carrying material south

Hornsea Management:
 Concrete Sea Wall
 Timber groynes
  RipRap
  Large Beach

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