Abbotts Hall Farm

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South East England on the Blackwater Estuary
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managed retreat
80ha of managed retreat joins 1200ha of conserved essex coast.
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defences in place
2 flood walls at either end to stop coastal flooding
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mud flats
eroding 2m/yr and loss of habitat and food supply for redshank wading bird and herring fish
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coastal squeeze
40% of Essex salt marsh lost
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coastal squeeze definition
when the sea rises over the salt marsh and gets squeezed by the sea walls and thus becomes deeper so more erosion occurs.
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spring tide
4th nov 2002 - avoids nesting times of Redshank
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scheme
breaches sea walls so salt marshes can grow and reduces coastal squeeze
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money saved due to breach
£500,000 every 20yrs due to no maintenance needed
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oyster farms
They are thriving as the coast surrounding isn't silted up.
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managed retreat

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80ha of managed retreat joins 1200ha of conserved essex coast.

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defences in place

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mud flats

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coastal squeeze

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