|Sunrise 8th September 2014 & the high tide enters the newly|
created Steart Marshes -
image from The Environment Agency website
The Marshes are important in protecting the surrounding land - this is from the Environment Agency's website:
"Rising sea levels are predicted to result in loss of inter-tidal habitat in the Severn Estuary. Steart Marshes will replace about half of this loss and reduce the flood risk for local communities. Just before 7am on Monday 8 September, high tides entered 250 hectares of low-lying land for the first time in centuries...