Groin Field Impacts at Sheridan Park



Level of Effort



This story map addresses the unintended consequences of groin fields and best practices for minimizing them through a case study of Sheridan Park in Milwaukee County.

Goals of the Story Map

  • Explain what groin fields are and why they are constructed
  • Evaluate the benefits and costs of using groin fields to control coastal erosion
  • Use Sheridan Park as a case study to show the effects of the groin field over time

Guidance & Resources

This Story Map is intended to educate the public, especially coastal planners and engineers, about the potentially harmful effects of constructing coastal groin structures.


Related Learning Opportunities


groin, groin fields, coastal erosion, Milwaukee, Lake Michigan, Wisconsin