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How the Fens were created

Duration: 03:11

A description of the impact of human intervention on the shape of our coastline, with particular reference to the Fens. The Fens lie on the East coast of England. They were created when mudflats were drained using artificial waterways to make space for agricultural land. This dramatic change has altered the shape of the coastline and created miles of fertile farmland. Reclamation continued until the 1970s, but with sea levels currently rising, the management of the Fens may need to be reconsidered.

Available since: Fri 17 Aug 2012

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Coast Learning Zone Highlights, A Changing Geography

Highlights episode featuring topics relevant to the Geography curriculum at KS3 and 4.

First broadcast: 20 Feb 2008

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