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Title: Flood defences : Happisburgh to Winterton
Author: Environment Agency Anglian Region
Document Type: Monograph
Over the centuries the north facing coast of East Anglia has been the scene of many battles with the sea. The area of low lying coastal plain with its scattered villages is now protected by sea walls backed up by sand dunes. Although the walls provide adequate defences against the ultimate storm, the exposed profiles of the walls associated with low beach levels do not encourage the retention of the immediate foreshore. The foreshore consists of a sand and shingle 'veneer' verlying firm organic clay. There is a north to south drift of beach material from Cromer to Winterton from where it disperses into the North Sea shingle banks. Every year an estimated 75,000m3 are lost and as there is no substantial inflow of material the overall effect is a gradual lowering of beach levels. This leaflet provides an overview of the flood defences in East Norfolk.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: [after 1996]
Publication Place: Peterborough
Subject Keywords: Flood defence structuresFlood Management StrategyFlood controlCoastsBeachesErosion control
Geographic Keywords: Norfolk
Extent: n.p. [6]
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