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Elmer offshore breakwater scheme 1998. View eastward (downdrift) Sand and gravel salients have formed in the lee of each breakwater separated by broad embayments. Drift is reduced considerably compared to the open coast, but studies have demonstrated that some sediment may pass through the scheme at the salients. The salient and bay systems developed to a greater degree than was originally anticipated and some remedial works have been required in the bay to the extreme right.