Revetment means a sloped shore protection structure consisting of a facing made of stone, placed on a bank, bluff, or shoreline to withstand the forces of waves and currents. A revetment is not a "gabion" or "bulkhead" as defined elsewhere in this section.
Revetment means a sloped wall constructed of riprap or other material placed on stream banks or other shorelines to retard bank erosion and minimize lateral stream movement. A revetment typically slopes waterward and has rough or jagged facing. The slope differentiates it from a bulkhead, which is a vertical structure.
Examples of Revetment in a sentence
In Cultural Resources Survey of Mississippi River Levee and Revetment Projects, M270.2 to 246.0-R, edited and compiled by J-K.
More Definitions of Revetment
Revetment means a sloping structure built to protect a scarp, embankment, or shore against erosion by waves or currents. Usually built of riprap, with a heavy armor layer, one or more filter layers of smaller rock or filter cloth, and “toe” protection. A revetment slopes shoreward and has a rough or jagged facing. Its sloping face absorbs wave energy and differentiates it from a bulkhead, which is a vertical structure.
Revetment means a modification to a bank of a river, burn or ditch that increases the resistance of the bank to lateral erosion;