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Giant Sausage To Protect Dawlish Warren

Giant Sausage To Protect Dawlish Warren

  • Winter 2015/2016: Groynes damaged in winter storms.
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  • The entry was posted in Physical World , Fieldwork and tagged Geography , geography teaching , coasts , coastal management , Dawlish Warren , flooding , geography teascher , spit , Exe estuary .
  • There are some excellent opportunities for fieldwork or class-based studies using recent decisions made to control flooding in the Exe estuary in Devon.
  • A group of wooden groynes has helped to defend the narrow spit of Dawlish Warren for generations, but they suffered significant damage during the storms of winter 2015/2016.

There are some excellent opportunities for fieldwork or class-based studies using recent decisions made to control flooding in the Exe estuary in Devon. The Environment Agency and Teignbridge District Council are working together on a new beach management scheme at Dawlish Warren, which will get under way in early 2017. Flood defence experts are planning…

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There are some excellent opportunities for fieldwork or class-based studies using recent decisions made to control flooding in the Exe estuary in Devon. The Environment Agency and Teignbridge District Council are working together on a new beach management scheme at Dawlish Warren, which will get under way in early 2017. Flood defence experts are planning to bury a giant barrier in the dunes – likened to a sand-filled 400 metre long sausage – to allow the spit to continue to act as a barrier to storm waves, and stop the Exe estuary from flooding.

A group of wooden groynes has helped to defend the narrow spit of Dawlish Warren for generations, but they suffered significant damage during the storms of winter 2015/2016. Despite a package of emergency restoration through 2016, the groynes are deemed no longer up to the job – leaving the spit at risk of being breached as a result of rising sea levels and severe winter storms.

June to August 2017: Dredging of material from Pole Sands, pumped onshore to replenish beach.

Giant Sausage To Protect Dawlish Warren

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