Managing the Impacts of Storm Surges on Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria

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by Peter Chigozie Nwilo,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: North American Water and Environment Congress & Destructive Water:

Abstract: Victoria Island is one of the barrier islands along the Nigerian Coast. The others are Lagos, Lekki, Ikovi, and Badagry. A general characteristic of these barrier islands in Nigeria is their low-lying nature. They are also known to be subsiding due to natural compaction and fluid withdrawal. Heights of 2.5 to 4.0 m above mean sea level are common in Victoria Island.

Subject Headings: Developing countries | Islands | Storm surges | Barrier islands | Sea level | Coastal environment | Australia | Victoria | Nigeria | Africa

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