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Preparing for end of the century sea-level rise
Preparing for end of the century sea-level rise
What are your ideas for preparing Boston for 6+ feet of sea-level rise by the end of the century?
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Preparing for end of the century sea-level rise
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Climate change may result in six or more feet of sea-level rise in Boston, resulting in daily high tides that flood much of East Boston, South Boston, Dorchester and the waterfront Downtown (dark blue areas of the map). Even a minor storm surge could over-top the Charles River Dam, flooding much of the Back Bay, West End, and South End (light blue areas of the map).

What type of solutions should Boston explore to prepare for these challenges? Should Boston invest in expensive, large-scale infrastructure such as sea-walls, levees and flood gates like New Orleans and Amsterdam have done? Or, should we explore softer, green infrastructure approaches like reconstructed salt mashes or oyster beds and adapt to 'live with water' by creating floodable spaces?

Share you ideas and lessons learned from around the world, including links and images.


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