Flood Measures: Physical Infrastructure - Closure Structures


Closure Structures
DESCRIPTION:
These measures are operable structures that apply to waterways such as creeks and rivers that can be closed to reduce flood risk during storms events or extreme high tides. These structures allow for boats and other maritime vessels to pass during standard operations.


SHORELINE LOCATION: In Water
DESIGN LIFE

50+ years


ADAPTABILITY

Low

IMPACT ON THE WATERFRONT

Major Intervention

CONSTRUCTION COST

TBD


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


Types of Closure Structures
Gates and Barriers
Locks




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Closure Structures
DESCRIPTION:
These measures are operable structures that apply to waterways such as creeks and rivers that can be closed to reduce flood risk during storms events or extreme high tides. These structures allow for boats and other maritime vessels to pass during standard operations.


SHORELINE LOCATION: In Water
DESIGN LIFE

50+ years


ADAPTABILITY

Low

IMPACT ON THE WATERFRONT

Major Intervention

CONSTRUCTION COST

TBD


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


Types of Closure Structures
Gates and Barriers
Locks




Download the Closure Structures Factsheet.

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