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Seawall (Geoform)

Component: Geoform

Unique Identifier: 257

Geoform Origin Anthropogenic
Geoform Seawall


Description
Definition A man-made wall or embankment of stone, reinforced concrete, or other material along a shore that was built to prevent wave erosion. These are similar to jetties, but seawalls are more commonly oriented along the water's edge (instead of perpendicular to the shore).