Areas where the coastline is being managed.

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  • Created on: 25-04-16 18:17
Where is Pevensey Bay and what is occuring here?
East Sussex, England. Soft engineering between Pevensey and east Bexhill.
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Why is Pevensey Bay being protected?
10,000 properties immediately inland, A249 inland, Pevensey levels (SSSI) would be flooded with salt water, high amount of high value agricultural land.
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How is beach replenisment used?
Used to counteract dominant waves from SW, 2000 cubic meters a year is displaced, beach levels checked regularly using GPS.
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How is beach re-profiling used?
Every few years beach re-profiling occurs to reduce longshore drift.
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How are groynes used?
150 groynes replaced with more strategically placed groynes, beach is more open and attractive.
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How is fencing being used?
Built at the landward edge of the beach
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Where is Ventor to Bonchurch? and what is occurring here?
Isle of Wight. Hard engineering.
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Why is Ventor to Bonchurch being protected?
Western area is recognised has having valuable habitats, millions of pounds of property close to the coastline, main E-W communications route, Ventor has old buildings without mass movement protection, areas 200m inland at risk of slumping.
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How is the sea wall being used?
A continuous sea wall has been built after previous defences collapsed due to high levels of corrasion during the 1970's.
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How is rock armour being used?
Situated at the base of the sea wall .
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Where is Abbots Hall farm?
Great Wigborough, Essex.
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How is managed retreat being used?
Covers 280 hectares of land N of the estuary, conserves wildlife such as pipe-weed and shellfish.
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Why is managed retreat occurring here?
Used as a WWF show-piece to the UK government over how affective managed retreat is, development of salt-marsh would support the biodiversity of the Blackwater River, sea wall was expensive to maintain, salt marshes storm protection to nearby farm.
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How is Abbots Hall farm project sustainable?
Environmentally sustainable due to salt-marshes providing habitat to fauna and flora, nearby farm transformed into guest centre to make it economically sustainable, environments created for displaced animals, earth-bunds prevent salt-water intrusion.
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Why is Pevensey Bay being protected?

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10,000 properties immediately inland, A249 inland, Pevensey levels (SSSI) would be flooded with salt water, high amount of high value agricultural land.

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How is beach replenisment used?

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How is beach re-profiling used?

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