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Breakwater/Jetty (Geoform)

Component: Geoform

Unique Identifier: 228

Geoform Origin Anthropogenic
Geoform Breakwater/Jetty
Geoform Type Groin

Definition Structures extending more or less perpendicularly from the shore into a body of water, which are designed to direct and confine the current or tide, to protect a harbor, or to prevent shoaling of a navigable inlet by littoral materials.