Erosion Control with Breakwaters and Beach Nourishment

Christian Laustrup


On some parts of the Danish North Sea coast the erosion average is 3-4 m per year. The peak average erosion is 11 m per year. On those eroding locations the dune system is weakened or has disappeared leaving low areas behind the dune system open to flooding. The measures against erosion are a combination of beach nourishment and low breakwaters close to the shoreline. The flood protection is re-established by building artificial dunes that are protected by a revetment.

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