Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Coastal Management Techniques

Coastal Management Strategies

Hard Engineering
The coastline is totally protected, this method of engineering usually use man made structures.
Methods include rock armor, groynes , sea walls or flood barriers
Soft Engineering
Natural defenses are used to protect the coastline, this method usually uses natural methods of defense.
Methods include beach nourishment and marsh creation
Managed Retreat
Do nothing and allow the coastline to change by itself
Methods include stopping repairs on sea defenses or abandoning the coastline to nature

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