Flood Measures: Ecological Infrastructure - Ecological Shorelines


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:

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 Shorelines:

Stepped Slopes

Vegetated Revetments
Vegetated Crib Walls

Natural Fiber Blankets


Gabion Baskets




Download the Ecological Shorelines Factsheet.

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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:

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 Shorelines:

Stepped Slopes

Vegetated Revetments
Vegetated Crib Walls

Natural Fiber Blankets


Gabion Baskets




Download the Ecological Shorelines Factsheet.

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