Poole Bay Coastal & Flood Risk Management

Coastal & Flood Risk Management

A record of projects along the coast of Poole Bay, Dorset

The need for Coastal Management

To protect property and infrastructure from the eroding forces of wind and waves through the use of hard and soft coastal defences.

Our coast protection depends mainly on the level of width of our beaches, which means they must be constantly maintained. It is also necessary to repair, replace or add to existing beach control structures such as groynes, that help keep beach material in place. This website records the Coastal Management work that is helping to safeguard beachfront and cliff-top property and infrastructure… [read more]

The need for Flood Risk Management

To protect houses and infrastructure from flood water damage during periods of severe weather.

There are two types of flooding in and around coastal areas; from sea harbours and estuaries during tidal surges and surface water from heavy rain storms. Protection from tidal flooding is achieved by raising the land near to the waters edge by building walls etc. Protection from rain storm flooding, once it has overwhelmed the sewerage systems, is by slowing down the water flow and creating storage areas … [read more]