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  • 1. Newport Harbor Newport, RI
  • 2. Thames Street 1938 Hurricane Photos: New England Hurricane A Factual Pictorial Record Works Progress Administration 1938
  • 3. Ocean Drive Newport, RI Evacuation Routes Photos: Works Progress Administration 1938, New England Hurricane A Factual Pictorial Record
  • 4. Drinking water facilities Easton, Green End, Nelson and Gardner Ponds Reservoirs Newport, RI 28% of Newport Water District capacity ~5000 residents and businesses
  • 5. Easton Reservoir after Tropical Storm Irene Photo credit: Janet Freedman
  • 6. Easton Beach after Irene
  • 7. Easton Beach after Irene
  • 8. Sandy Storm Damage in Newport - October 29, 2013
  • 9. Sandy Storm Damage in Newport - October 29, 2013
  • 10. Sandy Storm Damage in Newport - October 29, 2013
  • 11. Sandy Storm Damage in Newport - October 29, 2013
  • 12. Based on Net shoreline movement
  • 13. Based on Net shoreline movement
  • 14. December 12, 2008 Tidal Flood Event A Glimpse into the Future of Waterplace Park? Gilbane Office Trailer James Boyd RI Coastal Resources Management Council
  • 15. December 12, 2008
  • 16. Peak Flood Elevation December 12, 2008
  • 17. Flood Elevation December 12, 2008
  • 18. December 12, 2008
  • 19. December 12, 2008
  • 20. December 12, 2008
  • 21. December 12, 2008
  • 22. Will Providence look more like Venice in the future? Photo: NY Times – Venice, Italy – December 1, 2008
  • 23. Social Adaptation to Sea Level Rise? Photo: NY Times – Venice, Italy – December 1, 2008
  • 24. Why Worry About Coastal Setbacks? GONE! 2005 2007
  • 25. Why Worry About Coastal Setbacks?
  • 26. Why Worry About Coastal Setbacks? October 30, 2012
  • 27. Coastal Erosion Happens During Storms! Tropical Storms (Hurricanes) Extra-tropical storms (Nor’easters)
  • 28. Atlantic Basin Tropical Storm Tracks 1851-2000 Graphic: USGS
  • 29. Misquamicut 2012 Photo: RIDOT October 30, 2012
  • 30. Hurricane Sandy October 2012 Coastal Erosion from Storms
  • 31. The Ocean Mist Circa 1950s
  • 32. The Ocean Mist – Matunuck December 9, 2009
  • 33. Now What? Abandoned Cesspools April 1, 2010
  • 34. HEIGHT NOW Rate of Rise 1930-1996 9.4 +/- 1 inch/100 yr Rate of Rise 1930-2013 10.8 +/- .7 inch/100 yr Adapted from: http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/sltrends/ sltrends_station.shtml?stnid=8452660%20Newport,%20RI Boothroyd 2013
  • 35. Satellite Radar Altimeter Data CU Sea Level Rise Research Group – University of Colorado http://sealevel.colorado.edu/
  • 36. Observed Sea Level Rise is HIGHER than  Projections 3.2 mm/yr observed vs. IPCC FAR estimate of 2.0 mm/yr (1993-2011) Boothroyd 2013 Rahmstorf et al., 2012
  • 37. Glass and Pilkey, 2013. Earth Vol. 58, No. 5
  • 38. Sea Level Affecting Marshes Model (SLAMM) North Kingstown Pilot Project (2011) http://seagrant.gso.uri.edu/climate/habitat.html
  • 39. Higher sea levels = more property at risk Hurricane Sandy 2012 Graphic courtesy of Jon Boothroyd URI
  • 40. Rising sea levels will impact shoreline OWTS!
  • 41. Sea Level Rise Influence on Groundwater Problem! Source: USGS http://wh.er.usgs.gov/slr/coastalgroundwater.html
  • 42. Super-storm Sandy Impacts to RI Communities Westerly Charlestown Photo: RIDOT Narragansett South Kingstown
  • 43. Structural Failures
  • 44. State Building Code Violations
  • 45. CRMC Setbacks in Post-Storm Reality Property line extent abutting town road Inland edge of coastal feature Photo: RIDOT Less than 50 feet!
  • 46. What is Freeboard? Base Flood Elevation (BFE) Design Flood Elevation (DFE) Freeboard Base Flood Elevation (BFE) Source: FEMA Coastal Construction Manual 2000
  • 47. Debris Removal from Overwash Sand - Westerly
  • 48. Photo: RIDOT October 30, 2012 WWW.CRMC.RI.GOV

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