Flood Measures: Ecological Infrastructure - Ecological Features


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:

Varies

SHORELINE LOCATION: Varies
DESIGN LIFE

Varies


ADAPTABILITY

Varies

IMPACT ON THE WATERFRONT

Varies

CONSTRUCTION COST

TBD


COASTAL FLOOD HAZARDS MITIGATED:
Sea Level Rise
Storm Surge
Groundwater
Waves
Erosion


Types of Ecological Features:
Beaches



Vegetated Terraces




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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:

Varies

SHORELINE LOCATION: Varies
DESIGN LIFE

Varies


ADAPTABILITY

Varies

IMPACT ON THE WATERFRONT

Varies

CONSTRUCTION COST

TBD


COASTAL FLOOD HAZARDS MITIGATED:
Sea Level Rise
Storm Surge
Groundwater
Waves
Erosion


Types of Ecological Features:
Beaches



Vegetated Terraces




Download the Ecological Features Factsheet.

Learn about other types of measures from our Measures Explorer page.