TQ9794 : The Sea Returns

3 km from Churchend, Essex, Great Britain

The Sea Returns
The Sea Returns
Wallasea Island, a remote corner of coastal Essex, is the site of a DEFRA project to re-flood land that for centuries has been protected by sea walls. But global warming and higher tides mean that re-building the sea defences to protect agricultural land is too expensive. Now the old earth banks along the estuary of the River Crouch have been deliberately breached and new wall built further inland. The sea has returned and these mud flats will soon be a rich salt marsh and wild life haven again.
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Tuesday, 4 July, 2006   (more nearby)
Thursday, 6 July, 2006
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WGS84: 51:36.8803N 0:51.0751E
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