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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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Andreas said it took time for his alarming forecasts to be taken seriously by Indonesian government officials, but that planning for a giant sea wall encircling Jakarta Bay began about a decade ago.
Once complete the new sea wall will be 2.5m higher than the existing wall, have a curved edge to send waves back towards the sea and have a wider safer promenade with seating which will keep the clear views of the coast that the existing wall has.
"Both Valiyathura and Shangumugham beaches lie in between a gap of sea walls. The Valiyathura shoreline exists in between two sea walls that end on its south side and another sea wall had started from other side where the people lived in between.
A spokesman for TLVB said the boy was thought to have been trying to climb from the sea wall onto the cliff top of Marconi point, which lies between Brown's Bay and Cullercoats Bay.
The RNLI lifeboat is firmly lodged on the rocks by the sea wall, after rescuing a woman from the sea Pictures: GAVIN TRAFFORD
The experiments were performed to quantify the reductions of forces on a solid building fronted by a small sea wall. Sea wall height, wall position, sea wall configuration, and wave heights were varied throughout the experimental period.
And along the East Lothian coast at DUNBAR, mum-of-two Elaine Ross told how she spent Friday night awake and terrified as the waves destroyed the sea wall feet from her family home at the water's edge.
''Chubu Electric decided on an 18-meter sea wall because the tsunami that attacked Tokyo Electric Power's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was 15 meters tall,'' he said.
Holyhead coastguard spokesman Jim Green said: "The person was reported to be underneath the sea wall on the Caernarfon side of the water.
"All our hearts go out to them." A police spokesman said: " We understand that the boy had been standing or sitting on the sea wall when a large wave came over and simply knocked him right off his feet.
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Philippe de Villiers, a right-wing politician who heads the regional government in Vendee, told France-Info that the "sea wall that broke dated from [the era] of Napoleon".