Minehead case study

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Where is Minehead?
north coast of Somerset
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How much was storm damage estimated to be?
£21 million
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What was the total cost of the defences?
£12.3 million
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When did construction start?
1997
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When did construction finish?
2001
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How high is the sea wall?
0.6 metres
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How does the sea wall work?
deflects waves energy, curved top deters people from walking on it
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What is at the base of the wall to dissipate some of the waves energy?
rock armour
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How much did beach nourshiment build up the beach by?
2 m
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How does beach nourishment help?
forces waves to break further out to sea, attracts toursists
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How many rock groynes were put in?
4
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How do the groynes help?
retain beach and stop sand moving eastwards
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What is there to attract toursists?
wide walkway with seating areas
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