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Title: Non-aggregate marine materials for beach recharge - stage 1 (note 57)
Author: National Rivers Authority
Document Type: Monograph
The overall objective of this report is to investigate the potential for the use of non-aggregate marine materials for beach recharge. Beach recharge using marine won material offers a soft engineering solution to this problem. Beaches are one of the most effective forms of coastal defence : as well as protecting the coast by the gradual dissipation of wave energy, beaches increase the recreational and amenity value of the coastline without detracting from its natural appearance. The benefits of beach recharge are well known, but if specifications by coastal authorities are identical to concreting aggregate, costs will be high because of competition from the construction industry. At present the specification for material required by the construction industry and for recharge schemes are practically identical. The report will identify material unsuitable or unavailable for use as construction aggregate and assess its potential for beach recharge.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1992
Publication Place: London
Subject Keywords: BeachesCoastal managementCoastsFlood defence structures
Extent: 84
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