Estuarine Shoreline Stabilization
Stabilization Method Selection Key
A revetment is a sloping structure parallel to the shoreline constructed against a bank/escarpment to protect it from erosion while absorbing wave energy. Revetments are typically constructed from rock/riprap, or concrete pieces. These structures can be used on shorelines with small to large waves; however, the size of the stone must be suitable to remain in place under the site’s wave action. Riprap revetments are durable, easily maintained, long-lasting structures that also create aquatic habitat.