Coastal erosion at Bengre, a fishing village near Mangalore - A preliminary study

M.P.M. Reddy, V. Hariharan, N.P. Kurian


In view of the reported large scale erosion near Bengre fishing village, Karnataka, India, a preliminary study on the coastal erosion has been undertaken by taking beach profile measurements at three selected stations near Bengre from October 1975 to October 1976. The study reveals considerable erosion on the northern side of the beach and to a certain extent in the middle portion of the beach. However, no marked variation in the beach topography on the southern side near the estuarine mouth has been observed during the one year period. The annual net erosion of beach on the northern side was found to be 120 m3 and in the middle portion of the beach it was found to be 33.3 m3


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