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Title: Lincolnshire catchment panel field visit, Friday 7 June 1996
Author: Environment Agency Anglian Region
Document Type: Monograph
Today's River Ancholme is largely the result of several centuries of mans labours. The historic landscape of thousands of hectares of fresh and salt water marshes/meadows abundant with wildlife is now replaced with productive arable farmland. The beaches and sea defences between Mablethorpe and Skegness on the Lincolnshire coast provide flood protection to a large area of low lying coastal plain with residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural interests. The most notable event, in 1953, resulted in multiple breaching of the defences, 41 deaths, the total evacuation of Mablethorpe and Sutton and the flooding of 8,000 hectares of land. Since 1953 there has been a continuing programme of sea defence works. More recent storms in 1976, 1978 and 1983 demonstrated the continuing risk to lives and property when damage occurred along much of the coast and a number of defences came near to breaching. Recognising the need to plan ahead, to provide sound and secure defences on the 24 kms stretch of coast between Mablethorpe and Skegness and to ensure protection of lives and property a detailed investigation was carried out into a long term strategic approach to the future of the areas defences. As part of the investigation, an environmental review of the potential impact of the preferred solution of beach nourishment was carried out by consultants for the Anglian Region of the National Rivers Authority.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1996
Publication Place: Peterborough
Subject Keywords: CoastsFlood controlFlood defence structuresRiversWater transferFlooding
Geographic Keywords: LincolnshireAncholmeLouth Grimsby and Ancholme catchmentToft Newton ReservoirRase (Lincolnshire)
Extent: 34
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