Coastal Protection Structures

Structures designed to reduce the erosive effects of wave action, or to protect harbors from excessive wave action and the formation of sandbars, are classified protection structures. The common coastal protection structures are seawalls, groins, jetties, and breakwaters. N A VF AC Mil-Hdbk-1025/4, "Seawalls, Bulkheads, and Quay walls" and NAVFAC DM-26.02, "Coastal Protection," provide additional information on the design and configuration of coastal protection structures.

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