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A Smart Green Corridor

08/01/22
Innovative and efficient technologies, practices, designs and development come together in a smart green corridor to drive job creation, enhance water and soil resources, and increase community and economic value.

Science Empowering Communities In The Face Of Flooding

10/06/20
Surging Waters: Science Empowering Communities in the Face of Flooding is a report produced by AGU, a global not-for-profit scientific society dedicated to advancing the Earth and space sciences for the benefit of humanity.
EPA

Climate Ready Estuaries

06/13/20
CRE shares NEP examples to help other coastal managers, and provides technical guidance and assistance about climate change adaptation.

Storm Surge Inundation Map

06/12/20
This story map illustrates historical hurricane tracks, strike frequency, and potential areas of coastal flooding and inundation from storms by combining the National Hurricane Center’s (NHC’s) hurricane strike dataset.

What is Digital Coast?

06/11/20
This NOAA-sponsored website is focused on helping communities address coastal issues and has become one of the most-used resources in the coastal management community. The dynamic Digital Coast Partnership, whose members represent the website’s primary…

Association of State Floodplain Managers

06/10/20
The mission of ASFPM is to promote education, policies and activities that mitigate current and future losses, costs and human suffering caused by flooding, and to protect the natural and beneficial functions of floodplains -…

DATA

06/09/20
Find and download data for your coastal management needs.

Together, we’re connecting the dots

03/27/20
We connect the dots between your actions and our collective impact to create more environmental and social good.

Western Kentucky University Stormwater Utility Survey 2019

01/30/20
This is a very exciting year for stormwater utilities. First, New London formed the first stormwater utility in Connecticut. Secondly, New Jersey passed a state law that allows communities to form stormwater utilities in the…

The Great Flood of 2019: A complete picture of a slow-motion disaster

09/14/19
This year's flooding across the Midwest and the South affected nearly 14 million people, yet the full scale of the slowly unfolding disaster has been difficult to fathom. The volume of water is only one…

SeaLevelRise.org

10/29/19
People truly need to understand the causes of sea level rise and the impact it has on our communities. By working together, we can develop smart solutions to protect against this ever-growing problem. Our communities can make…

Flood IQ

10/01/19
Flood iQ covers the East coast and the Gulf coast, and visualizes your risk of sea level rise flooding today and up to 15 years in the future. It is a web based application created…

Flood Resilience Portal

09/16/19
The Flood Resilience Portals are online spaces for sharing practical knowledge (including ‘solutions’) about why and how to build community flood resilience. They bring together all of the knowledge generated and exchanged through the Zurich…

MORE NEWS

Algae Bloom Fouls N.J.’s Largest Lake, Indicating Broader Crisis

By Anne Barnard  Photo by Rick Loomis   08/05/19  
Lake Hopatcong, normally buzzing with swimmers and water skiers, is filled with cyanobacteria in quantities never before recorded.

These Creative Billboards Encourage People To Save Water

By Ausrys Uptas   07/22/19  
Did you know that an adult human body is about 60% water? It’s the most important chemical substance we need to survive yet we only seem to think about it when we get thirsty. Sadly,…

Editorial: Measuring the costs of preparing for rising seas

Photo by Daniel Johnson   07/14/19  
A new report estimates the costs of seawalls. They’re not a good fit for Puget Sound, but what is?
PEW

Conserving Coastal Habitats Can Help Address Climate Change

Photo by Mark Conlin   07/11/19  
Paris Agreement provides framework for countries to protect vital ecosystems. Coastal wetlands and coral reefs are among the planet’s most biologically rich ecosystems, serving as nurseries and feeding grounds for a vast array of fish,…
NPR

High-Tide Flooding On The Rise, Especially Along The East Coast, Forecasters Warn

By Rebecca Hersher  Photo by Wilfredo Lee/AP   07/10/19  
Sea levels are rising, and that is sending more ocean water into streets, sewers and homes. For people who live and work in coastal communities, that means more otherwise-sunny days disrupted by flooding.

Coastal retreat ‘not a crazy idea’ — study

By Daniel Cusick  Photo by Oscar Sanchez   07/09/19  
Home buyouts are becoming more common in flood-prone communities across the country. But the strategy has garnered little interest in oceanfront cities and towns, even as they face rising risks of flooding in a warmer…

25 States Are at Risk of Serious Flooding This Spring, U.S. Forecast Says

By John Schwartz and Nadja Popovich  Photo: Tim Gruber for The New York Times   03/21/19  
Vast areas of the United States are at risk of flooding this spring, even as Nebraska and other Midwestern states are already reeling from record-breaking late-winter floods, federal scientists said on Thursday.

2018 saw record-breaking rain in several PA cities

By Travis Kellar   01/02/19  
Some cities saw record-breaking rainfall for the year....

Norfolk, Virginia: An Immediate Threat

06/03/18  
Sea levels are rising everywhere, but the Navy town of Norfolk, Virginia has it worse. The land is sinking as much as an inch-and-a-half per decade. Scientists also believe that a slowing Gulf Stream is…

Scientists triple their estimates of the number of people threatened by rising seas

By Chris Mooney  Photo by Matt McClain/The Washington Post   10/29/19  
150 million could live below the high tide line by 2050, new research finds.

Three islands disappeared in the past year. Is climate change to blame?

By Denise Chow   06/09/19  
The same forces that sunk the remote islands could put coastlines around the world at risk, scientists say.

For the Midwest, Epic Flooding Is the Face of Climate Change

By Megan Molteni  Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images   05/24/19  
Fierce storms lashed across the central US this week, unleashing hundreds of powerful tornadoes that carved a path of destruction through parts of Missouri and Oklahoma Wednesday night, and left at least three dead. While…

Broken flood insurance should help people move, not rebuild

By Rob Moore and Joel Scata, Opinion Contributors   10/10/17  
Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, have exposed a major shortcoming of the National Flood Insurance Program: federal flood insurance is ill-prepared to handle the major flood events that are becoming all-too frequent.