Foreshore Assessment of Shoreline Change and the Impact of Waves on Lake Macquarie
The Foreshore Assessment of Shoreline Change and the Impact of Waves on Lake Macquarie study presents an assessment of the recession, and run-up and overtopping hazard at four estuarine foreshore localities across Lake Macquarie, with Marks Point/Belmont South forming the primary study location.
The study also provides a discussion on the geomorphology and coastal processes at each location. The recession hazard has been assessed at a first pass level by applying a slight variation of Lake Macquarie Council’s ‘eShorance’ methodology for a range of sea level scenarios, with this output in the form recession hazard maps.
- enhanced foreshore flooding due to the additional impact of wind waves resulting in run-up and overtopping of the foreshore above the inundation water level. Some limited analysis of run-up is available in (WMA Water, 2012b), but more detail is necessary at the local scale to enable effective planning; and
- the response (typically recession) of the unconsolidated foreshore to sea level rise.
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