Morphodynamics And Harbor Impacts In Rias.
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J. Javier Diez.
A case of infilled port in a "ria" of the cantabrian sea in Spain is considered; "rias are the only areas whose natural harbor conditions have permitted the development of port facilities in this littoral, but the principal characteristic of this "ria" is its advanced process of infilling, which is a common factor of all of them. Anthropic, looking for the stabilization of the entry channel, and not only natural infilling processes recently led to a critical situation affecting the township's developement. A whole spit- barrier was suddenly washed out during channel works affecting on delay several beaches. Although the erosion of the beaches was forecasted as well as the subsequent much higher infilling rates (Diez, 1980), no appropriate protection was implemented until 1987. The project al