Ecological Shorelines

Measures related to ecological opportunities to address flood risk

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Ecological Shorelines

DESCRIPTION:
Ecological shorelines include strategies to enhance shoreline structures, such as stepped slopes, vegetated revetments, vegetated crib walls, textured concrete, natural fiber blankets, gabion baskets, and underwater stairs. These features can integrate with vertical walls and slopes (Seawalls and Levees) at the shoreline, and serve to provide substrate for habitat development. They are often planted or seeded with suitable vegetation, depending on environmental conditions.




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


Stepped SlopesVegetated Revetment


Vegetated Crib WallsNatural Fiber Blankets



Gabion Baskets



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 Shorelines

DESCRIPTION:
Ecological shorelines include strategies to enhance shoreline structures, such as stepped slopes, vegetated revetments, vegetated crib walls, textured concrete, natural fiber blankets, gabion baskets, and underwater stairs. These features can integrate with vertical walls and slopes (Seawalls and Levees) at the shoreline, and serve to provide substrate for habitat development. They are often planted or seeded with suitable vegetation, depending on environmental conditions.




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


Stepped SlopesVegetated Revetment


Vegetated Crib WallsNatural Fiber Blankets



Gabion Baskets



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


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