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Coastal hazards

Coastal hazards are considered to be natural features of the coastal environment.  However, the level of risk in many instances will change over time due to climate-driven changes such as rising sea level or increased storm activity. 

The coastal hazard boundaries used in South Australia to guide coastal development and conservation were originally drawn in the 1980s by studying aerial photography and assessing the geology, geomorphology (study of landforms) and ecology of the coastal landscape. In 2004, the hazard mapping was updated and digitised and can now be found online for the whole South Australian coastline. 

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