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Building Blocks for Climate Change:
Tools for Assessment & Planning
Sea Level Rise Exposure Assessment Update
North Kingstown Community Center September 19, 2013
Teresa Crean, AICP
URI Coastal Resources Center / RI Sea Grant

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  • 1. Building Blocks for Climate Change: Tools for Assessment & Planning Teresa Crean, AICP URI Coastal Resources Center / RI Sea Grant Sea Level Rise Exposure Assessment Update North Kingstown Community Center September 19, 2013
  • 2. North Kingstown is Already Taking Action! • FEMA Community Rating System NK’s Rating = 9 – Currently 5% reduction on flood insurance premiums town-wide – NK taking steps to get down to an “8” rating = 10% reduction! • Hazard Mitigation Plan updated in 2013, estimated adoption by end of year • NK will incorporate natural hazards planning into 2014 rewrite of NK’s Comprehensive Community Plan
  • 3. •Understand your risk •Be Prepared •Get Involved – NK Comp Plan Rewrite, 2014 – RI Shoreline Change (Beach) Special Area Management Plan www.beachsamp.org •Spread the word! Actions YOU can take!
  • 4. HEIGHT NOW Adapted from: http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/sltrends/ sltrends_station.shtml?stnid=8452660%20Newport,%20RI Boothroyd 2013 Rate of Rise 1930-1996 9.4 +/- 1 inch/100 yr Rate of Rise 1930-2013 10.8 +/- .7 inch/100 yr
  • 5. 2050 137 cm 100 cm 185 cm Height above NOW VR Max VR A1F1 VR B1 41 6.1 ft 4.5 ft 1.4 ft
  • 6. Planning Horizons – what are we planning for? • Daily sea level rise, 2 high tides / day • Storm events – nor’easters, tropical storms, hurricanes TIMEFRAMES v Design life of infrastructure & maintenance schedules Updated science & modeling Lessons learned from other places 2030 - NK Comprehensive Plan (20 years) Possible 1’ SLR + storm event scenarios 2050 2075 2100
  • 7. May 24, 2013
  • 8. May 24, 2013
  • 9. Marsh Impacts
  • 10. Impediments to Coastal Marsh Migration
  • 11. All Parcels MHHW +5’ SLR North Kingstown Study Areas 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 North Kingstown Study Areas 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 5%of total assessed property values in NK $80M of property in Wickford -150 parcels- (Study Areas 5 & 6) potentially impacted by 2100
  • 12. Study Area 6: Wickford Commercial SLR Scenarios & SLAMM salt marsh salt marsh salt marsh SLAMM
  • 13. Study Area 6: Wickford Commercial Impacted parcels & roadways
  • 14. WHAT ARE THE MAPS TELLING US? Study Area 5, Wickford Historic: • Many properties exposed with high assessed value • Ingress/egress barrier @ Main St/Brown St – no alternate route out of the neighborhood • Evacuation routes out of this area are exposed to 3-foot SLR scenario • Many septic systems were recently upgraded – how do we include SLR assessment in future sewer planning? • Historic properties – what are the options to retain historic listing?
  • 15. WHAT IS IMPORTANT TO YOU?
  • 16. Next Steps All of these different concerns/ projects will be used to: • Identify funds – EPA SGIA grant • Comp Plan & Haz Mit Plan • State TIP & Local Capital Improvement Program (CIP) • Beach SAMP – local & state policies & programs • Future research – GROUNDWATER! • Contributions to NK’s Community Rating System - reducing your flood insurance for all properties in NK
  • 17. •Understand your risk •Be Prepared •Get Involved – NK Comp Plan Rewrite, 2014 – RI Shoreline Change (Beach) Special Area Management Plan www.beachsamp.org •Spread the word! Actions YOU can take!
  • 18. Building Blocks for Climate Change: Tools for Assessment & Planning Teresa Crean, AICP URI Coastal Resources Center / RI Sea Grant Sea Level Rise Exposure Assessment Update North Kingstown Community Center September 19, 2013