Breakwaters

Measures related to physical infrastructure opportunities to address flood risk

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Breakwaters

DESCRIPTION:
Breakwaters are structures constructed in off shore locations to protect shorelines from strong waves by reducing wave energy. These measures can be fixed or floating and constructed of a number of different materials and methods, from sheet piles to rubble mounds.




SHORELINE LOCATION: DESIGN LIFE:IMPACT ON THE WATERFRONT:
In WaterVariesLiving with Water



ADAPTABILITY:
Varies
CONSTRUCTION COST:
TBD




COASTAL FLOOD HAZARDS MITIGATED:





Sea Level Rise
Storm Surge
Groundwater
Waves
Erosion




Types of Breakwaters:
Click the images and links below to explore types of Breakwaters.


Artificial Reef



Floating Wave Attenuator



Head back to the Measures Explorer to check out other flood and seismic measures.


Measures related to physical infrastructure opportunities to address flood risk

Looking for more? Head back to the Measures Explorer to check out other flood and seismic measures.


Breakwaters

DESCRIPTION:
Breakwaters are structures constructed in off shore locations to protect shorelines from strong waves by reducing wave energy. These measures can be fixed or floating and constructed of a number of different materials and methods, from sheet piles to rubble mounds.




SHORELINE LOCATION: DESIGN LIFE:IMPACT ON THE WATERFRONT:
In WaterVariesLiving with Water



ADAPTABILITY:
Varies
CONSTRUCTION COST:
TBD




COASTAL FLOOD HAZARDS MITIGATED:





Sea Level Rise
Storm Surge
Groundwater
Waves
Erosion




Types of Breakwaters:
Click the images and links below to explore types of Breakwaters.


Artificial Reef



Floating Wave Attenuator



Head back to the Measures Explorer to check out other flood and seismic measures.


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