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Rivers and Coasts Rivers and Coasts

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What is a coast?

The water cycle

How do coasts change?

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What happens when rivers meet the coast?
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How do Coasts Change?

A cliff can get undercut or worn away at the bottom. Then the cliff above may collapse in a rockfall, or landslide. The Dorset coast is famous for landslides, especially near Lyme Regis and Charmouth.

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Where a cliff is worn away at the bottom by the sea, causing the cliff to overhang.

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