Poole Beach Storm Damage Sand Pumping Works Begin

Poole beaches, UK. Photo source: ©© Charles DP Miller


More than 40,000 cubic metres (1.4m cubic feet) of sand is being pumped on to a Dorset beach to protect nearby homes from storms.

Last winter Poole’s Shore Road beach suffered about 10 years’ worth of erosion in a couple of months, the borough council said…

Read Full Article, BBC News

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