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Mud and sandflats

Intertidal mudflats and sandflats are submerged at high tide and exposed at low tide.  In the Humber Estuary they include gravels and sands, muddy sands and mud, which reflects varying degrees of exposure to waves, currents and inflowing rivers.  Substantial areas of mud and sandflat have been lost due to land claim but are still a major component of the Humber Estuary and represent 4.5% of the UK’s total mud and sandflat resource.  

For more information on mud and sandflats, including threats and management, please download the mud and sandflat fact sheet .