Holderness - Cliff Collapse

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  • Created on: 04-04-16 14:14
At what rate is land lost along the Holderness Coast?
1.8m of land lost per year
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How long is the coastline and from where does it begin and end?
61km long, from Flamborough Head to Spur Head
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What 3 physical causes are there for the erosion at Holderness?
Easily eroded rock type (boulder clay) / naturally narrow beaches / powerful waves due to the prevailing wind from the NE (Antarctic Ocean)
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What human cause is there for erosion at Holderness?
Groynes causing narrower beaches further down the coast
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How much farmland is lost per year?
80,000m2 lost each year affecting farmer's livelihoods
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Give an example of where homes are at risk
Homes near the cliffs at Skipsea are risk of collapsing into the sea
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Give an example of where a business is at risk
Seaside Caravan Park is losing 10 pitches per year, leading to loss of jobs
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Which gas terminal is at risk and why is it significant?
The gas terminal at Easington is only 25m from the cliff edge, it provides 25% of Britain's gas supply
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What environmental impact is there of erosion at Holderness?
Lagoon at Easington (an SSSI) will be lost if the sand bar separating it from the sea is eroded
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61km long, from Flamborough Head to Spur Head

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What human cause is there for erosion at Holderness?

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