DAWLISH WARREN

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Reasons for management
-Valuable habitat for birds+plants(e.g. wading birds).-Popular with tourists (2,000 people on spit at peak times) who bring revenue to area.-40+ local businesses on spit providing goods for tourists+122 full-time jobs.-Railway line and housing.
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Spit - groynes
- Wooden structures which stop longshore drift. - £150,000 each. - Reduce amount of sediment deposited on spit. - Create wider beach.
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Spit - beach nourishment
- Sand and sediment is brought from offshore back onto beach and sand dunes. - £500-£1,000 per m². - Blends in with existing beach. - Makes beach bigger.
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Spit - dune regeneration
- Board walks to preserve dunes. - Wooden fences to stop public going on dunes. - £20-£50 per m².
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Shops area and from Dawlish Warren along to Dawlish - sea wall
- Concrete. - Curved to deflect power of waves. - £5,000-£10,000 per metre. - Effective at stopping sea. - Protects shops/businesses and railway line.
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Shops area and Langstone Rock - rip-rap
- Large boulders placed on beach to dissipate waves' energy. - £200,000 per 100m².- Used for fishing. - Protect area of high economic value behind.
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Shops area - Revetments
- Sloping wooden fences with open structure of planks to break force of wave and trap beach material behind them. - Protect economic area and reduces erosion.
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Hard engineering
- E.g. sea walls, gabions, revetments, rip rap, groynes, breakwater. - Strong, protect areas of high value/importance. - Generally more expensive than soft engineering, can look obtrusive and unnatural, can disrupt access to waters' edge.
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Soft engineering
- E.g.beach replenishment/reprofilling,dune regeneration,planting vegetation. - Generally cheaper than hard engineering. - Normally blends in with natural surroundings. - Can often last longer than hard engineering, less strong than hard engineering.
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Ideas about management - Local home owners
- Keep their homes safe. - May find it ugly. - Construction work noisy. - Dont want more tourists. - Expensive.
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Ideas about management - Bird watchers
- Habitats of birds preserved. - But would be restricted into going into dunes.
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Ideas about management - Dog walkers
- Pleased beach will become larger. - Restricted access to parts of waters' edge and dunes.
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Ideas about management - Local businesses
- Tourism will increase so income will increase.
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Ideas about management - conservationalists
- Pleased area will be preserved and that erosion and longshore drift will be reduced. - Flooding further along coast will be reduced. - Wildlife's habitats preserved with dune regeneration.
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Card 2

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Spit - groynes

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- Wooden structures which stop longshore drift. - £150,000 each. - Reduce amount of sediment deposited on spit. - Create wider beach.

Card 3

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Spit - beach nourishment

Back

Preview of the front of card 3

Card 4

Front

Spit - dune regeneration

Back

Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5

Front

Shops area and from Dawlish Warren along to Dawlish - sea wall

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Preview of the front of card 5
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