Groin Field Impacts at Sheridan Park



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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.

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