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Geography Students Tackle Coastal Erosion

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New data could help Wyre Borough Council plan future coastal defences New data could help Wyre Borough Council plan future coastal defences

Students from Geography are working with Wyre Borough Council to find out more about how sediment moves on the Wyre coast and how effective existing sea defences are at preventing erosion.

Catherine White and Kirsty Minnis will use coloured metal pebbles, floats and environmentally friendly dyes to monitor currents and sediment movement to gain a better understanding of how the beach interacts with existing structures.

The tests are being carried out under the supervision of Coastal Engineering staff at Wyre Borough Council and Dr Suzana Ilic and Andy Quin from Lancaster University Geography department.

Wyre Borough Council hopes this study will generate new data that will help them make informed choices about the future protection of the coastline.

Mon 08 August 2005

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