graded shoreline

A graded shoreline is typically a steep line graded to a gentler slope by heavy equipment and frequently involving the placement of hard structures, such as riprap. Designed to protect against erosion from waves or ice, or simply to enhance aesthetics and public access, graded shorelines are common along lakes, ponds, and rivers in urban parks from New York’s Central Park to Seattle’s Washington Park Arboretum.

Mike Tidwell