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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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A common thread, though, is the construction of seawalls to replace breakwaters that were overwhelmed by the tsunami.
Along the seawall, there was public access to the grandstands and several hospitality viewing areas.
The Department of Environmental Conservation will hold a series of interactive community-based design forums are being held to allow interested members of the community to offer direct input into the Final design of the seawall promenade and participate in the development of the project.
Capital costs to rebuild the seawall and dewater the Main Pit are estimated at approximately A$97 million, including $10 million in contingencies.
About 2,500 feet of the seawall have been impacted.
Littlehaven Promenade and Seawall has already won a number of regional awards including Infrastructure Project of the Year and overall North East Project of the Year in the Constructing Excellence in the North East Awards 2015.
I used to regard the best seawalls as those with some depth under them, but there really isn't a pattern there.
Not only is the seawall and promenade a striking and beautiful feature of our coastline, it provides vital protection to homes and businesses at risk of flooding.
Dawlish train station on the south coast of Devon had to be closed yesterday for an hour as waves smashed into seawalls.
The partnership is also working with Willows High School, where students have designed and produced a number of signs and notices that will be placed along Seawall Road by Cardiff council as part of an attempt to discourage fly tippers and raise awareness of the issue.
SIDON, Lebanon: With the long-term project to turn Sidon's notorious dumpsite into a proper landfill completed in early July, a new report has praised the recently constructed seawall for having stimulated the re-emergence of marine life.