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Role of Groin Field for Coastal Protection Considering Socio Economic Aspects

Author(s): Vallam. Sundar; Ranganathan. Sundaravadivelu

Linked Author(s): Vallam Sundar, R. Sundaravadivelu

Keywords: Coastal protection; Groin field; Shoreline changes

Abstract: A stretch of the south west coast of Indian peninsula of about 3 km had been experiencing the problem of erosion due to high wave action off the Arabian Sea. A groin field for protecting the coast against erosion was designed and implemented by the first quarter of 2004. While executing the project, a decision to bend at least one of the groins yielded fruitful results towards serving as a landing facility for the country boats, thus enhancing the livelihood of the fishing community. The success of this project has been an eye opener leading to a great demand for similar projects at several locations along the coast. These details of the project are discussed and presented in this paper


Year: 2007

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