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Flashcards in Coastal Defences (Minehead, Somerset, England) Deck (12):
1

Where

Minehead on North coast of Somerset

2

Attraction

Butlins holiday resort attracts thousand

3

Defence

Developing amenities to give greater value eg car park

4

How long did development take

1997-2001

5

How much did development cost

£12.3 million

6

Groynes

4 built to stop eastward longshore deposition

7

Sea wall

Curved 0.6 m tall- curved stops people walking on it

8

Other

Rock amour
Beach nourishment
Four rock groynes

9

Beach nourishment

Built up 2m

10

Storm damage cost

£21 million

11

When did work start

1997

12

When were sea defences reopened

2001

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