About sediment recharge

Sediment Recharge

Sediment recharge is a means of restoring the functioning of the intertidal/foreshore through the introduction of sediment to directly or indirectly feed intertidal areas. 

Schemes may use sediment derived from the dredging of ports and harbours (providing a 'beneficial' use for this material), material 'recycled' from areas of accretion along the foreshore, or material dredged from offshore sand banks.

Intertidal Recharge can provide long-term benefits of environmental enhancement and protection, and is often the only practical means of attempting to combat erosion of intertidal habitats caused by coastal squeeze and rising sea levels.

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