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Title: Lincolnshire shoreline management plan : Vol I - Core report
Author: Environment Agency Anglian Region
Document Type: Monograph
The Lincolnshire coast is formed from alluvial deposits composed mainly of sand but pockets of mud and fine material also occur. These deposits are underlain by clay. Wide sandy beaches exist to the north of Mablethorpe and to the south of Skegness and these are subject to accretion. Between Mablethorpe and Skegness the beaches comprise a thin layer of sand and are subject to erosion and steepening. The coastal defences between Mablethorpe and Skegness are predominantly man-made sea walls whereas those to the north and south comprise natural sand dunes and salt marshes. The Environment Agency, Anglian Region (the Agency) are currently undertaking a scheme to nourish the beaches between Mablethorpe and Skegness. This is due for completion in 1998 and will provide a 200 year standard of defence. This document is the Lincolnshire shoreline management Plan. A Shoreline Management Plan is a document which sets out a strategy for coastal defence for a specific length of coast. The strategy takes into account natural coastal processes, human influences, land use and other environmental matters. SMPs are under preparation or are to be undertaken for the entire coastline of England and Wales. In order to separate the coastline into manageable lengths it has been divided into eleven "sediment cells".
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1996
Publication Place: Peterborough
Subject Keywords: Shoreline Management PlansBeachesCoastal managementFlood controlFlood defence structuresBeachesEnvironmental management
Geographic Keywords: Lincolnshire
Extent: 48; + appendices
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