Coastal Environment - Groynes


Groynes are a form of coastal management. They aim to help reduce the effects of longshore drift. Here's how they work;

  • a groyne can be made from either rock, concrete, plastic (more recently) or wood.
  • the stronger and more effective ones are much more expensive.
  • therefore, most places settle for wood or concrete.
  • the general aim of a groyne…


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