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seawall:

see coast protectioncoast protection,
methods used to protect coastal lands from erosion. Beaches can exist only where a delicate dynamic equilibrium exists between the amount of sand supplied to the beach and the inevitable losses caused by wave erosion.
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seawall

[′sē‚wȯl]
(civil engineering)
A concrete, stone, or metal wall or embankment constructed along a shore to reduce wave erosion and encroachment by the sea. Also known as sea bank.
(geology)
A steep-faced, long embankment situated by powerful storm waves along a seacoast at high-water mark.
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As part of the proposal, Sea Gate seeks to repair and rebuild its bulkhead and sea wall which suffered severe damage from Superstorm Sandy in October 2012.
Leaves spun in the air once and more, the evening bats dancing between them and again the sea was making lolloping, sucking, slapping sounds as it tried its best to breach the sea wall.
Thanks to Clark's raiders, the assault forces knew where to land and how to scale the sea walls, and Inchon was taken with incredibly low casualties to U.
In addition to dams, sea walls are a growing threat to the health of our beaches, especially as we persist in driving gas-guzzlers and accelerating the sea level rise associated with global warming.
Plans to combat the risk, including raising and strengthening the sea walls and defences, will be out for public consultation until March 18.
Mr Sarkozy flew over parts of Vendee and Charente-Maritime and met officials and residents of the coastal town of L'Aiguillon-sur-Mer, where sea walls broke and ocean waters surged to the roofs of some homes.
Dennis caused a 10ft tidal surge which roared over sea walls smashing trees and road signs.
So much beach sand has been washed away that lifeguards have been unable to answer some emergency calls because they can't maneuver their rescue vehicles in the narrow space left between surf and sea walls.
The Port's $500 million CIP for the Marine Division includes expanding and improving infrastructure at Terminal 18 and Terminal 5, repairing sea walls at the Fisherman's Terminal and upgrading Terminal 91.
We discussed the project and plans for the promenade extension and work to the sea walls.
THE report says the beaches at Aberystwyth provide important protection to its sea walls but that losses of beach sediment are significant because of an onshore shift in profile location as a response to sealevel rise.
We don't have any new sea walls or any major changes along the river banks since then.