Flood Measures: Physical Infrastructure - Raised Marine Structures


Raised Marine Structures
DESCRIPTION:
Marine structures along the waterfront can be raised above the elevation of shoreline land to provide flood protection. This measure creates a floodwall along the shoreline using the marine structures and protects any buildings on top of the structure by raising them out of the flood levels.


SHORELINE LOCATION: Varies
DESIGN LIFE

50+ years


ADAPTABILITY

Medium

IMPACT ON THE WATERFRONT

Major Intervention

CONSTRUCTION COST

TBD

NEED TO ADD ICON


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


Types of Raised Marine Structures
Elevated Wharf


Elevated Piers




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Raised Marine Structures
DESCRIPTION:
Marine structures along the waterfront can be raised above the elevation of shoreline land to provide flood protection. This measure creates a floodwall along the shoreline using the marine structures and protects any buildings on top of the structure by raising them out of the flood levels.


SHORELINE LOCATION: Varies
DESIGN LIFE

50+ years


ADAPTABILITY

Medium

IMPACT ON THE WATERFRONT

Major Intervention

CONSTRUCTION COST

TBD

NEED TO ADD ICON


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


Types of Raised Marine Structures
Elevated Wharf


Elevated Piers




Download the Raised Marine Structures Factsheet.

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