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Title: Lincshore '97 : a strategy for the Lincolnshire coast
Author: National Rivers Authority Anglian Region
Document Type: Monograph
Abstract:
The Lincolnshire coast is one of the most exposed and vulnerable shorelines in Britain. Heavy seas, violent storms and massive tidal surges have fashioned its dependence upon its sea defences. In 1953 the defences were breached in several places and 41 people died. Widespread flooding caused extensive damage and affected thousands of people. Before 1953 the defences consisted of revetments of various types, concrete slab or stepwork structures complete with wavewalls. Many were severely damaged in the 1953 East Coast floods. Rebuilding started immediately after the 1953 event and has continued ever since. Over the intervening years many of the earlier structures have required repair and rebuilding and the opportunity has been taken to upgrade the standard of defences where it could be justified. As a result of constant works there are a wide variety of different types of defences along the coast.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1992
Publication Place: Peterborough
Subject Keywords: CoastsCoastal managementFlood controlBeaches
Geographic Keywords: Mablethorpe
Extent: n.p. [4]
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:2859
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