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Bulkhead (Geoform)

Component: Geoform

Unique Identifier: 231

Geoform Origin Anthropogenic
Geoform Bulkhead


Description
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.