Easton Broad coastal flood defences, Norwich

18 November, 2015 | 18:30 - 20:00

A section of beach at Easton Broad. Discover how the Environment Agency is working to protect this internationally designated nature conservation area
A section of beach at Easton Broad. Discover how the Environment Agency is working to protect this internationally designated nature conservation area

About this event

In 2013 the Environment Agency started the first stage of the construction of an earth embankment to improve flood protection at Easton Broad, a nationally and internationally designated nature conservation area on the Suffolk coast near Southwold.

The work will see a 400 metre long, 2.5metre high bank built across the existing reed-bed.

This will act as a barrier that will reduce the risk of tidal flooding to the B1127 between Reydon and Wrentham and protect the freshwater reed-beds upstream of the road during high tidal surges.

Although the works appear modest, the remote location, difficult ground conditions and consenting requirements made this a complex project to design and construct. It provides a good example of the range of challenges facing engineers in the delivery of coastal flood defence projects.

The speaker will be Louise Halls, Project Manager, Environment Agency

Please note: There is a change of venue to that previously advertised.

For more information please contact: Paul Mitchelmore
e: Paul.mitchelmore@environment-agency.gov.uk

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