WIT Press

The Menai Strait: Environmental Design As A Fundamental Requirement In Assessing Engineering Options

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/WP930581

Volume

2

Pages

18

Published

1993

Size

1,080 kb

Author(s)

D. Robinson

Abstract

The Menai Strait: environmental design as a fundamental requirement in assessing engineering options D. Robinson Wallace Evans Ltd., Tremains House, Tremains Court, Glamorgan, INTRODUCTION The Menai Strait is an open coastal strait separating the Isle of Anglesey from mainland North Wales. The narrow central section of the Strait, confined by steep rocky shores, experiences extreme tidal currents which scour the seabed and inhibit sediment accumulation. At either end, however, where the channel is wider, extensive mudflats and sandbanks are present This region of North Wales is recognised as an area of outstanding natural beauty and conservation interest. The Strait is located in a popular tourist area, and as such there is a heavy demand on the waterway for recreational and leisure use with the National Outdoor Pursuit Centre located at Plas Menai, north of Caemarfon. There is also a

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