Coastal management options

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  • Created on: 18-02-16 12:57
Sea Wall (Hard Engineering)
A long concrete barrier built at the base of a cliff offshore
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Groynes (Hard Engineering)
Wooden, rock or concrete fences built across the beach, perpendicular to the coastline
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Rip Rap (Hard Engineering)
Large boulders of resistant rock
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Revetments (Hard Engineering)
Slatted wooden or concrete structures built at the base of a cliff
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Off-shore reefs (Hard Engineering)
Rock or concrete barriers built on the sea bed a short distance from the coastline
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Beach Replenishment (Soft Engineering)
Adding sand taken from somewhere else, often offshore
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Managed Retreat (Soft Engineering)
People moved away from the coast
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Cliff Regrading (Soft Engineering)
Making the cliff face longer, so that it is less steep
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Card 2

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Wooden, rock or concrete fences built across the beach, perpendicular to the coastline

Back

Groynes (Hard Engineering)

Card 3

Front

Large boulders of resistant rock

Back

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Card 4

Front

Slatted wooden or concrete structures built at the base of a cliff

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

Rock or concrete barriers built on the sea bed a short distance from the coastline

Back

Preview of the back of card 5
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