Holderness cliff erosion

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  • Created on: 03-04-18 14:22
Amount of land lost to sea every year
about 1.8m
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Name of spit at southern end of cliffs
Spurn Head
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Amount spend on sea defenses at Mappleton
£2 million
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Two types of defenses used at Mappleton
Rock armor and groynes
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Type of rock that the cliff is composed of
Boulder clay (soft rock)
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Disadvantage of groynes in Mappleton
Land lost in areas south of the village (e.g. Great Cowden) due to lack of longshore drift
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The effect of groynes on Spurn Head (environmental)
Loss of habitat (less material coming down coast)
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The effect of groynes on Spurn Head (social)
Operation of coastguard and lifeboats under threat from erosion
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Amount of Mappleton coast protected by hard engineering
450m
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Card 2

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Name of spit at southern end of cliffs

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Spurn Head

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Amount spend on sea defenses at Mappleton

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Card 4

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Two types of defenses used at Mappleton

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Card 5

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Type of rock that the cliff is composed of

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