Facing of stone, concrete or rubble built to protect an embankment or upland against erosion by wave action or currents. For more information, see the article on Seawalls.
Ohio DNR has a Web page that provides more information and photos of revetments.
This article is part of a series on Shoreline Structures looking at types of structures commonly built along shorelines, and the policies, laws, and regulations which can affect where and under what conditions they are built.
For information about laws, policies and conditions impacting shoreline structures in a specific state, please visit Surfrider's State of the Beach report to find the State Report for that state, and click on the "Shoreline Structures" indicator link.