Holderness, East Yorkshire Case Study - Coast Erosion

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Coast line is 61km long and the average rate of erosion is 1.8m per year.

Reasons for rapid erosion;

  • Rock is boulder clay and this is easily eroded, it slumps when wet and cliffs then collapse. 
  • The beaches are narrow and therefore give less protection.
  • People at sea defences, like groynes, and these narrow the beaches further. 
  • The prevailing…


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