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Title: Shoreham and Lancing sea defences
Author: Environment Agency Southern Region
Document Type: Monograph
This booket analyses the need of a sea defence scheme for Shoreham and Lancing. Shoreham Beach is a spit of shingle created by a combination of the easterly drift of material along the coast and the flow of the River Adur. The whole coastline from Brooklands in the west, to the harbour arm in the east has changed over the centuries. There has been a continuing process of erosion and siltation with the sea and the River Adur occasionally breaking through the coastline. Sea defence engineers have to design a scheme which is sufficiently large to withstand storm attack; is high enough to stop the waves overtopping it and does not interrupt the existing natural drift of 15-20,000 cubic metres per year. At the same time it must not destroy the valued amenity of the beach for residents and visitors alike. The Shoreham and Lancing frontage has caused concern for some years. The Agency's yearly survey of the beach has shown a continuing deterioration of the amount of shingle. This is despite increasing maintenance costs.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: [after 1996]
Publication Place: Worthing
Subject Keywords: CoastsErosionErosion control
Geographic Keywords: EA South EastAdur
Extent: 17
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