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Coastal Fieldwork

by Jeff Lutz

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Coastal Fieldwork
Herne Bay, Kent
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Why has Bishops Stone not been protected?
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The stretch of coastline we are going to investigate
Herne Bay
Bishops Stone
Reculver
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Why are we looking at this area?
Long History of coastal flooding and erosion

Soft geology –mostly London clay so high erosion and slumping risk

Lots of coastal management to see in action

Rare species at risk

Bishop Stone loses out
3 ideas to consider:-

1. Land USe

2. Rock type

3. Wave conditions in the area 
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Why Is Herne bay protected?
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Tourism/Residents
Population – 35,188 (2019 census)
19th Century seaside resort – declined in 1960s
Storm waves regularly up to 2m
1990s high volume of management installed
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How Is Herne bay protected?
Coastal Management- Hard engineering= wooden groynes, Rip Rap, Sea wall, offshore break
Soft engineering= beach nourishment, spill off zones
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