The Beach of Wonthaggi

Coastal Erosion

Coastlines are landscapes of constant change. Near Wonthaggi, Australia, the shore is stabilized by extensive rock platforms and high rock-cored sand dunes. Small erosion patterns etch into the sand as the ebbing tide drains off the beach, and a river mouth periodically opens and seals from longshore drift, but luckily for the proposed desalination plant behind the dunes, for a dynamic environment the coast is relatively stable.

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