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The dramatic increase in the number of recent flooding incidents in New Jersey raises important questions about where development should occur and how to plan and prepare for these events. As......

The dramatic increase in the number of recent flooding incidents in New Jersey raises important questions about where development should occur and how to plan and prepare for these events. As floodplain maps change, so do regulatory and design considerations, not to mention the added insurance risks to redeveloping in these locations. This session will look at current weather trends and how they will affect redeveloping communities, as well as explore innovative approaches to stormwater management, with a spotlight on Philadelphia’s Green Infrastructure Plan.

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  • 1. Recent NJ Flooding: a weather/climate perspective Dr. David A. Robinson Professor, Dept. GeographyNew Jersey State Climatologist Panel onTreating Flooding as the “New Normal” Redevelopment Forum 2012 New Jersey Future March 9, 2012
  • 2. Summing up 1. Increased NJ precipitation of late - annual - extreme events? 2. Increased flooding of late 3. Beginning to experience a “new normal”? 4. Potential of future increases in: precipitation extreme events flooding
  • 3. A precipitationrich state…… ……most often
  • 4. Howeversometimestoo little…… Spruce Run Reservoir: March 2002 Pinelands: Delaware River: November 1963 May 2007
  • 5. Too often oflate too much
  • 6. Irene rainfall: stationobservations
  • 7. Irene:NJ riverflooding
  • 8. Manville, NJ
  • 9. Lincoln Park, NJ Paterson, NJ
  • 10. Kinnelon, NJ
  • 11. Again and again and again...............Manville, NJ: August 28, 2011 (2PM EDT)
  • 12. Millstone River, Manville, NJSeptember 17, 1999 March 14, 2010 April 16, 2007
  • 13. Peak Annual Flow Raritan
  • 14. Delaware River Easton, PA, August 1955Trenton train station, September 23, 1882 Easton-Phillipsburg Bridge: June 2006 September 2004
  • 15. Peak Annual Flow Delaware
  • 16. MarchPassaic 2011Basin
  • 17. Peak Annual Flow Passaic
  • 18. New Jerseys future climate Rising temperatures Steady or increasing precipitation Increasing variability and extremes - storms, flood, drought, heat……. Rising sea level
  • 19. Warmer ↓ MorePrecipitation Warmer ↓ More Evaporation
  • 20. http://climate.rutgers.edu/njwxnet NJ Weather & Climate Network
  • 21. Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow (CoCoRaHS) network: http://cocorahs.org
  • 22. Summing up 1. Increased NJ precipitation of late - annual - extreme events? 2. Increased flooding of late 3. Beginning to experience a “new normal”? 4. Potential of future increases in: precipitation extreme events flooding
  • 23. Thank youhttp://climate.rutgers.edu/stateclim