Preparing for Resilience Barrington and Warren Mixed-Use Climate Response Demonstration Site, Fall 2019

Perhaps the greatest challenge confronting environmental managers and community planners throughout coastal Rhode Island is flooding associated with accelerated rates of sea-level rise and storm surge, both of which are exacerbated by projected increased precipitation and storm intensity. Recent NOAA projections suggest that in 25 years sea level in Narragansett Bay could rise by over 3 feet with a projection of 11 feet by 2100 (Sweet et al. 2017; RI Coastal Resources Management Council).

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