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Title: Survey of the extent of human-induced beach erosion problems in Tanzania
Authors: Nyandwi, N.
ASFA Terms: Beach erosion
Issue Date: 2001
Citation: Richmond, MD and Francis, J. (Ed). Marine Sciences Development in Tanzania and Eastern Africa. Proceeding of the 20th Anniversary Conference. p.121-129
Abstract: An assessment of the coastal erosion problems along selected stretches around the Zanzibar coastline as well as along the mainland coastline of Tanzania, indicated a significant contribution to the problem by human activities. During the study, 56 eroding beaches were examined to assess the extent of anthropogenic activities to the problem. Human-induced erosion was observed at nine sites. By interfering with natural processes, human activities either initiated erosion or enhanced its rate. The activities identified fall into three categories namely, removal of beach material, removal of the protection against wave battering and obstruction of sediment supply.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1834/821
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