Mesollogi Lagoon area - Greece
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CASE STUDY

Title Mesollogi Lagoon area
National level Greece
Regional level West Greece
Local level Mesollogi

ABSTRACT

The barrier islets separate the Messologi lagoon in Western Greece from the Patraikos gulf. The erosion of the sandy barrier islets due to significant changes in the sediment balance of the coastline was introducing risk of ecological disaster for the Lagoon, which is protected by the Ramsar convention. The rehabilitation measures consisted of a groin system the engineering design of which is presented.

BASIC INFORMATION

Coastal characteristics
  • Study area: 15 km; Sedimentary cell: 30 km
  • Type of coast: beaches (with medium sand, D50 = 0,2 0,6 mm), saltmarsh.
  • Tidal regime: micro tidal (0,18 m)
  • Range of waves : 2.25-3.20m
Policy options Hold the line
Socio-economic activities Fishery activities
Engineering techniques Groynes

SOURCE

Name Kyriakos Spyropoylos
Institution TRITON Consulting Engineers
Address 90 Pratinou Str.
11634 Athens (GREECE)
Telephone / fax +32 10 729 57 61/ +32 10 724 33 58
Email kspyropoulos@tritonsa.gr