Lincshore scheme success for 2015

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A scheme to replenish Lincolnshire beaches has once again drawn to a successful close, reducing flood risk to homes and businesses along the coast.

The Environment Agency’s flagship Lincshore scheme sees sand dredged from the sea bed and pumped onto the beach, replacing levels lost to the sea during the winter.

This reduces the risk of waves overtopping the sea defences, prevents rapid deterioration and erosion.

More than 500,000 cubic metres of sand was replaced during the 11-weeks.

Work started at Mablethorpe on April 20 and headed down the coast which included Sutton on Sea, Sandilands and Huttoft.

Kevin Abbott, flood and coastal risk advisor with the Environment Agency, said: “This project enables us to improve flood protection for homes, commercial and industrial properties and environmental sites.

“We thank people living and working on the coast for their patience while we completed Lincshore.”