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What are groynes used for?

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Answered 2012-05-29 23:18:15

Groynes are used for blowing bubbles .

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Where are groynes used?

at the beach!

Are Groynes being used at Borth?

Having studied the aerial view of Borth on Google Earth - there are groynes at regular intervals from Upper Borth to Ynyslas.

How does wooden groynes work?

Wooden groynes work belkhebra

What are groynes?

groynes are a fence or wall going into the sea to trap sand

What are the advantages of beach groynes?

Groynes prevent or slow down erosion.

Much do Groynes cost?

Normal wooden groynes cost about five thousand pounds each. I am not entirely sure how much rock groynes cost though.

How is the british coastline protected?

Stone groynes Wooden groynes and Sea Walls Hope this helped :')

Why does swanage need groynes?

They need groynes to prevent te sand going in land slides

What is the effect of groynes?

A groynes is a hydraulic structure. It is build very sturdy so that it interrupts water flow on the ocean shore.

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Are there any groynes on dover beach?

there is about 7 groynes along dover beach. I think. sorry if this is wrong. if you know different CORRECT THIS

How does groynes affect the shape of the beach?

they dont

How much are groynes?

groynes are lke 20p each no this is a lie they cant be 20p i would go look somewhere else becuse i did this for my test and got no marks!

How do groynes protect the coast?

the Groynes protect the coast by stopping the long short drifts, it also stops the sand from moving into the sea instead of the coast line.

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of building groynes?

nothing there rubbish

How many groynes are there around the UK coast?


How do groynes stop continental drift?

They don't. Groynes inhibit longshore drift. Longshore drift occurs when currents develop parallel to a shoreline as a result of wave action, carrying sediment with them. Groynes catch sediment and interfere with these currents. Continental drift, a part of plate tectonics, is a completely unrelated process.

Why are there groynes on swanage beach?

to stop long sure drift

How much does a groyne cost?

A groyne is a hydraulic structure that is used to interrupt water flow and to keep sediment from moving. Groynes can cost up to $770,000.

Do groynes slow down longshore drift or stop it?

They slow it down.

How do groynes work?

Groynes are placed so as to reduce coastal (or riverside) erosion. In the coastal case, they interrupt the flow of sediment along the coast, and accumulate it alongside the groyne. They are only temporary, though with a life of decades. Riverside groynes rely upon their mass to prevent current erosion of the riverbank. They will not usually accumulate sediments in any great quantity.

What is the purpose of a groyne and give a description?

The purpose of groynes are to provent long-shore drift.

What sea defences are there around Flamborough Head?

Groynes, sea walls and rip-raps

What do groynes look like?

A groyne is a type of breakwater or jetty, which projects from the shore of a coast or river to block the movement of sediment. In rivers, they are called "wing dams" or spur dykes, and channel water into a faster-moving channel, usually in the center of the river. Groynes are used along beaches to prevent the removal of sand, or conversely to prevent the deposition of sandbars along shore.