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1

Formed where

Confluence of the River Crouch and the River Roach in Essex

2

Protected

From the sea by a ring of embankments

3

Used for

Growing wheat

4

Defences failing

North Coast defences falling into disrepair

5

Government decision

They decided to realign the northern part of the island by constructing a new embankment island which would allow the old sea defences to be breached

6

New features

New mudflats and salt march will help protect the new sea wall and land and property to the south

7

Value of scheme

£7.5 million

8

When was sea wall breached

July 2006

9

How much land was lost

115 ha of land to be flooded

10

Management now

Since 2007 it has been managed by the RSPB

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