Coastal erosion data online

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DATA about coastal erosion in the North East has been published onliine.

Councils have worked with the Environment Agency (EA) to on information for the organisation’s website.

Data is now available for County Durham, South Tyneside and Northumberland.

Data for Sunderland is expected to be available soon.

Clare Steward of the EA said: “Change along our coastline is a natural and ongoing process. Where the sea meets the cliffs and shores, it causes the sediment or rocks to be broken down and washed away.

“Erosion can happen under any conditions, but its rate tends to increase when waves are powerful and water levels are high.”

Go to www.environment-agency.gov.uk.