Coastal Defences at Minehead

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  • Created by: Lotto65
  • Created on: 09-04-16 14:44
Give 5 things built at Minehead to protect it
Rock armour, beach nourishment, curved sea wall, wooden groynes, wide walkway
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How big is the sea wall?
0.6m tall
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How does the curved sea wall protect the area?
Deflects wave energy back into the sea
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How does the rock armour help?
Spreads out the wave energy so it is not so concentrated on one area and therefore erosion is not so concentrated
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How high has the beach nourishment built up the beach?
2m
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How does the beach nourishment help?
Encourages waves to break further out to sea to protect the coastline and give the tourists a sandy beach to enjoy
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How do the wooden groynes help?
Create beach build up and stop longshore drifts destroying the beach by moving sand East
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How does the wide walkway help?
Stops the momentum of the waves that enter so little erosion takes place
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Has all this been successful?
Yes
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How big is the sea wall?

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0.6m tall

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How does the curved sea wall protect the area?

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How does the rock armour help?

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Card 5

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How high has the beach nourishment built up the beach?

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