About shoreline restoration

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Shoreline Restoration encompasses measures that restore or enhance the overall function and 'naturalness' of processes at the coast.  It can include removing or reducing existing sea defences or altering features such as cross-shore groynes to improve sediment transport.  Such interventions enable the shoreline profile to relax and allow natural processes to drive the subsequent evolution of the coastline.

This approach can be seen as distinct from projects that involve the active managed or unmanaged realignment (repositioning) of the coastal defence.

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> Shoreline restoration project example