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  • Created on: 18-02-16 14:47
Sea Wall Disadvantages
Expensive, maintenance cost is high, unsightly
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Sea Wall Advantages
Resistant concrete protects base of cliff, reflects wave energy
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Groynes Advantages
Prevents beach material from moving up, attraction for tourists
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Groynes Disadvantages
Ugly, wood rots, sand prevented from moving along
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Rip Rap Advantages
Absorbs wave energy, protects weak cliffs, natural
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Rip Rap Disadvantages
Expensive, lets wave energy through, restricts access for young and elderly
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Revetments Advantages
Absorbs and spreads wave energy, doesn't interfere with longshore drift
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Revetments Disadvantages
Expensive, regular maintenance needed
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Off-shore reefs Advantages
Waves break reducing energy, allows a wide beach to develop
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Off-shore reefs Disadvantages
Expensive, interferes with boats
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Beach Replenishment Advantages
Natural, provides beach, absorbs wave energy, cheap
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Beach Replenishment Disadvantages
Sea keeps on eroding it away - has to be replaced
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Managed Retreat Advantages
Natural processes allowed to happen, people protected
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Managed Retreat Disadvantages
Compensation has to be paid
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Cliff Regrading Advantages
Angle reduces - mass movement less likely, cheap
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Cliff Regrading Disadvantages
Properties on the cliff have to be demolished
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Card 2

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Resistant concrete protects base of cliff, reflects wave energy

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Sea Wall Advantages

Card 3

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Prevents beach material from moving up, attraction for tourists

Back

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Card 4

Front

Ugly, wood rots, sand prevented from moving along

Back

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Card 5

Front

Absorbs wave energy, protects weak cliffs, natural

Back

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