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Groin (Geoform Type)

Component: Geoform

Unique Identifier: 229

Geoform Origin Anthropogenic
Geoform Breakwater/Jetty
Geoform Type Groin


Description
Definition A small jetty extending perpendicular from the shore designed to reduce beach erosion. Groins provide hard substrate in what is often an area dominated by unconsolidated sediments.