Ecological Features

Measures related to ecological opportunities to address flood risk

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Ecological Features

DESCRIPTION:
Ecological features include beaches, polders, vegetated terraces, mudflats, and nearshore reefs. These natural habitat types can sometimes be enhanced with ecologically friendly materials. They are sensitive to the wave environment and water levels, and require careful consideration of these factors to promote Bay habitat and mitigate flood risks.




WATER LEVEL RANGE:DESIGN LIFE:IMPACT ON THE WATERFRONT:
VariesVariesVaries



SHORELINE LOCATION: VariesADAPTABILITY:CONSTRUCTION COST:

Varies

TBD




COASTAL FLOOD HAZARDS MITIGATED:





Sea Level Rise
Storm Surge
Groundwater
Waves
Erosion




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


BeachesVegetated Terraces



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


Measures related to ecological opportunities to address flood risk

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


Ecological Features

DESCRIPTION:
Ecological features include beaches, polders, vegetated terraces, mudflats, and nearshore reefs. These natural habitat types can sometimes be enhanced with ecologically friendly materials. They are sensitive to the wave environment and water levels, and require careful consideration of these factors to promote Bay habitat and mitigate flood risks.




WATER LEVEL RANGE:DESIGN LIFE:IMPACT ON THE WATERFRONT:
VariesVariesVaries



SHORELINE LOCATION: VariesADAPTABILITY:CONSTRUCTION COST:

Varies

TBD




COASTAL FLOOD HAZARDS MITIGATED:





Sea Level Rise
Storm Surge
Groundwater
Waves
Erosion




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


BeachesVegetated Terraces



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


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