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Archive for August, 2009

Environment Agency Newsletter - August 2009

DOC has just received the August 2009 Newsletter issued by  the Environment Agency   which primarily covers matters concerning the Broomhill Sands Sea Defences and associated geotechnical  ground investigation works to be carried out early in September 2009 in preparation for the scheme. For all Members who live near Broomhill or  those who frequently visit [...]

Coastal Shift - Will the Coast always look like it does now?

Will the  coast always look like it does now………?  By 2100 it is estimated that sea level changes wrought by climate change will have altered the map and we could find ourselves with a county that looks very different to the one we know and love today , according to an article recently  published in [...]

Severe erosion of shingle bank at Galloways!

Our Technical Officer Tony Hills has reported further severe erosion (for this time of year) over the last two months at Galloways and has called upon the Environment Agency to carry out  urgent beach crest repairs. The restricted shingle feed, adverse weather  conditions and a deepening foreshore have created a more rapid erosion than expected. [...]

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