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Bulkhead (Geoform)

Component: Geoform

Unique Identifier: 231

Geoform Origin Anthropogenic
Geoform Bulkhead

Definition An artificially reinforced section of the shoreline (or the structure itself). These can be composed of piles of natural material (such as rip-rap), or they may resemble walls of timbers or other substance. They may have many purposes but generally are not intended to prevent flooding of lower areas.