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Shoreline change at Kelso: Geomorphic assessment to identify management priorities


Inglis, JL and Ellison, JC, Shoreline change at Kelso: Geomorphic assessment to identify management priorities, Report to West Tamar Council, West Tamar Council, Launceston, Tasmania, pp. 1-46. (2012) [Government or Industry Research]

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Kelso is situated in northern Tasmania and is a low-lying settlement on the northwest coast of the Tamar estuary where the mouth of the estuary meets with Bass Strait. Kelso has been identified as vulnerable to future erosion with projected sea level rise (RD&M 2002a, p. Map 1; DPIPWE 2008; Sharples 2006, p. 128), and there have been reports that the Kelso shoreline has been undergoing change including coastal erosion over the last few years (Milner 2008). Sea walls and groynes have been constructed in the past to mitigate the effects of erosion, however these structures may be interfering with coastal processes. This report investigates geomorphic shoreline change and resilience at Kelso from aerial photographic evidence and ground survey, to provide recommendations for shoreline management.

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Item Type:Government or Industry Research
Keywords:Kelso, Tamar estuary, geomorphic change, erosion, sea wall, groyne, management action
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental management
Research Field:Environmental management not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Other environmental management
Objective Field:Other environmental management not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Inglis, JL (Mrs Jen Nolan)
UTAS Author:Ellison, JC (Associate Professor Joanna Ellison)
ID Code:79033
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2012-08-14
Last Modified:2013-08-16
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