EROSION OF THE DAMIETTA PROMONTORY, THE NILE DELTA

A.M. Fanos, A.A. Khafagy, P.D. Komar

Abstract


The Damietta sediment-formed promontory is located on the eastern half of the Nile Delta, about 40 km west of the Suez Canal breakwaters at Port Said. Following a long period of accretion, the promontory began to erode early this century with shoreline recession rates reaching a maximum of 38 m/yr. This paper documents the shoreline changes, the coastal processes responsible for those changes, and the protective measures that have been erected to control the erosion.

Keywords


Nile Delta; Damietta Promontory; erosion

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