Coastal Management: Swanage, Dorset

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1. What problems are there with the coast?

  • Landslips as rainfall lubricates the impermeable marl beds
  • Earthquakes as there is a collision plate boundary
  • Nothing they are perfect
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2. How often is 40 000 meters of sand to be deposited on the beach to keep it nourished??

  • 10 years
  • 20 years
  • 15 years

3. How long is the stretch of coastal defenses?

  • 1.8km
  • 2km
  • 6.7km

4. When was the extension added to the sea wall and timber groynes?

  • 1940s-1950s
  • 1920s-1930s
  • 1900s-1910s

5. What were the schemes' purpose?

  • To protect wildlife
  • To determine the most suitable method of retaining sediment, dissipating wave energy and reduce the flooding and whilst maintaining the beach
  • To build a better beach for the tourists


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