Flood Measures: Physical Infrastructure - Floodwalls


Floodwalls

DESCRIPTION:
Floodwalls are constructed on existing grade to create barriers for occasional flooding. They are typically constructed of raised concrete elements along the shoreline or upland to prevent flooding of inland assets.


SHORELINE LOCATION:
Shoreline or Upland
DESIGN LIFE

30 - 50 years


ADAPTABILITY

Low

IMPACT ON THE WATERFRONT

Minor Intervention

CONSTRUCTION COST

TBD


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


Types of Floodwalls:


Raised Feature



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Floodwalls

DESCRIPTION:
Floodwalls are constructed on existing grade to create barriers for occasional flooding. They are typically constructed of raised concrete elements along the shoreline or upland to prevent flooding of inland assets.


SHORELINE LOCATION:
Shoreline or Upland
DESIGN LIFE

30 - 50 years


ADAPTABILITY

Low

IMPACT ON THE WATERFRONT

Minor Intervention

CONSTRUCTION COST

TBD


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


Types of Floodwalls:


Raised Feature



Download the Floodwalls Factsheet.

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