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Geography Topic 1 Coastal Management 2011

Sources of sand Crushed coral, shells, basalt, lava, granite and quartz from deposited granite
Floods Distribute sand
Sea walls Stops long shore drift
Groynes Catch drifting sand
Long-shore drift Pushes sand along the beach
Swash Builds up sand in normal wave
Sea walls Remove beach
Vegetation Stops wind picking up the sand
Federal government Funds greening Australia, maintains Landcare Australia and supports community water-management programs
Local government Maintains community organisations such as bush-care groups
State government Ensures cooperation between federal and local governments
Methods to conserve the coast Planting native vegetation, closing illegal access points, construction of gabion (revetment) walls and sea walls as well as beach nourishment
Beaches Barrier between man made assets and the ocean
Created by: PCGEEK