The Study of Coastal Erosion on the Happisburgh Coast
In 1953 the area was hit with the East Coast flood which claimed the lives of over 300 people, 76 which were Norfolk inhabitants. Due to the receding coast line the village was more vulnerable to the treacherous weather. In 1959, timber defences were installed to help prevent another tragedy of this magnitude, but this was not intended to be a long term solution to the diminishing coastline. For this reason the Coastal Concern Action Group (CCAG) was formed in 1998 to try to come up with solutions. There have been many ideas brought up but very little has come to fruition when it comes to permanent resolutions.
The following paper will highlight the benefits of providing protection to this village and how it can aid other areas of the country, a brief project description, the challenges that have stopped any permanent solutions from occurring, and why coastal erosion is an issue and possible ways the problem can be solved
http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/jonathanjonesblog/2010/jul/09/happisburgh-stone-tools- as-art, 2010
Sunamura, T. (1977). A Relationship between Wave-Induced Cliff Erosion and Erosive Force of Waves. The Journal of Geology.
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