February 13, 2009
beach study on coastal erosion in Burnham-On-Sea begins
survey airplane swept over Burnham-On-Sea's beach on Thursday
afternoon (February 12th) as it carried out a study on erosion
in Bridgwater Bay.
twin-engine aircraft performed several sweeps of the bay over
the course of 15 minutes as it gathered data about the area's
shifting mud and sands.
Matthews from Geomatics, the company that is undertaking the work
on behalf of the Environment Agency, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"The plane has this week been collecting data about the shape
of the beach as part of a five-year project studying Britain's
working with the Environment Agency as part of their coastal programme
and will be carrying out regular sweeps of Bridgwater Bay using
this airplane over the coming years."
photos show the survey plane performing sweeps over Burnham on