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Coastal and estuarine managed realignment - design issues

Publication C628

CIRIA, 2004
Coastal and estuarine managed realignment - design issues

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Civil & Structural Supplement




Managed realignment is a relatively new technique compared with wall and embankment design, beach recharge, and the use of groynes and rock structures. The approach to design has been developed over the past decade and it is timely to capture the existing knowledge in this area. The design guide addresses realignment in both low-lying estuarine and coastal situations. Where coastal erosion is referred to this relates to erosion of intertidal areas and coastal features such as beach ridges or dunes.


This book constitutes DEFRA/Environment Agency report FD2413/TR. Based on research project RP681.




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