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Coastal erosion


The Albanian coastline is 427 km long; 273 km is mainly composed of sedimentary beaches and 154 km is almost completely erosional. Important causes for the erosion are the measures in the river systems (such as dam construction) that reduced the sediment input by rivers into the coastal zone. Some parts of the coast erode at rates of 0.3-20 m/year, even up to 30 m/year at one spot. After 1990, some hard defence structures (seawalls and revetments) have been built to counteract beach erosion, but the erosion problem has not been solved yet (1).


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  1. Gruda and Dollma (2013)

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