Posted: 14/01/2017 at 12:00
... the problem with flooding caused by a storm surge is that the farm land is covered with salt water ... and we all know what that does to the soil
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That's one reason why it's not always great to have nature reserves in areas prone to occasional sea flooding (see Obx suggestion above).
The problems arise when a normally fresh water environment is inundated with salt water. Destroys a lot of vegetation / habitat and the nests of ground nesting birds. I think there was a huge problem at the very special Minsmere RSPB site a few years ago - a lot of damage which takes a long time to recover.
I do, however, agree that almost anything is more desirable than yet another golf course...
Last edited: 14 January 2017 12:01:30