Therese visited RSPB Havergate Island recently to see first-hand the natural flood management work underway to protect this unique habitat against the power of the sea.
Therese said: "In recent years, increasingly frequent tidal storm surges have taken their toll on the island's habitats and wildlife, damaging the seawall, flooding lagoons and washing away shingle banks. The solution though has been not to build up the seawalls, but to lower them in places to allow the sea to flow into the lagoons in a controlled way when storms cause unusually high tides."
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