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Resilient Taunton Watershed Network: Shaping the Future of Your Community

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Resilient Taunton Watershed Network: Shaping the Future of Your Community
Daniel Brown, Climate Director, Mass Audubon

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Resilient Taunton Watershed Network: Shaping the Future of Your Community

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  2. 2. RTWN:Who We Are 3)4%225*)06).+#
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  6. 6. We describe the climate challenges for the watershed. GH> =$#?%'DIJE 7%-4%)".8)%K' DB'!"<3 =$#?%'DJEB L)*+$#0'=%"3*#K' DB'$#?/%3 =$#?%'DJMM =%"'N%:%&'9$3%K ODC =$#?%'DJEI =.)*#0'=.*)-3K
  7. 7. More Extreme Precipitation Following methodology from Groisman et al, 2005, updated. The amount falling in the heaviest 1% of precipitation events increased by 71% in the Northeast from 1958 to 2012. 71% Observed 1958-2012
  8. 8. Change in 24-hour, 100-year Design Storms (inches) QRSS'71TUB QRSS'S.&"3'DU ,/"#0% 7"8#.*# O@PQ R@RQ VB5IW (*3.*# O@OQ R@SQ VD5MW ;*)?%3.%) O@NQ R@OQ VD5DW QRSS'S.&"3'DUK'/..4K66/23?5#+35#*""50*:6/23?64@236
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  10. 10. Green Infrastructure Solutions 1"5*")6&2%A5-")2"&-'%*'0%5)$"-5*"&-'%-<% '*",5*/%<)*",5)$%"-I% " T&7&"%A)*C%5,'-<<%5*")$%*'0%4-/,7)$ " B*U&7&V)%'*",5*/%5)$&/&)'2?%-<%2-*$"*/%*5)*$ " T&7&"%')9%0)4)/-A7)'"%&'%</--0%A5-')%*5)*$ " B*U&7&V)%/-2*/%65-,'09*")5%5)2(*56) " B*&'"*&'%)2-/-6&2*/%4&*=&/&"? " W&6(%X,*/&"?%-<%/&<)%<-5%2&"&V)'$ YM
  11. 11. ;%'4)*:$2%'9%3$&$%#?%'?"3%'3.82$%3'&$X%'./%' ;/$..%#.*# 1*#2'!"-')%-*:"&5 ! Partnership worked to remove a failing dam built in 1832 ! Threatened safety of downtown Taunton
  12. 12. Whittenton Dam Removal: Benefits Environmental !Fewer algae blooms; improved water quality !Improved fish passage and habitat Community !Improved safety !Increased property values !Improved recreational opportunities Economics !Cost of removal $.5M vs. future cost of repair $1.9M !DER study: Each $1M spent on restoration supported 10-13 jobs and $1.5-$1.8M in economic output
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  16. 16. Resources Featured 1. Fact Sheets on LID massaudubon.org/lidcost 2. MAPPR tool massaudubon.org/mappr 3. EEA Smart GrowthToolkit http://www.mass.gov/envir/smart_growth_t oolkit/ Sheets on LID http://www.mass.gov/envir/smart_growth_t
  17. 17. MAPPR: Mapping And Prioritizing Parcels for Resilience ($*["4MK W*=&"*"E%>&-0&4)5$&"? 7Q,'9%3$&$%#?%K G/&7*")%D0*A"*"&-' ,)$.$?"&'N$#X"0%3K :2-/-6&2*/%G-'')2"&4&"?
  18. 18. MAPPR: 3 Steps Select a study area •Town, county, or watershed •Coming soon: LandTrust Region and regional planning agency region Choose model •Choose a pre-calculated model (balanced, resilience, aquatic, or biological) •Choose specific model values Run & Review Results •Review results, including priority scoring and parcel ownership •Adjust optional filters and constraints 1 2 3 Values: Resilient Sites for Conservation, Critical Linkages Priorities, BioMap2 Core Habitat, Parcel Size, Block Size, Adjacent to Protection
  19. 19. MAPPR in Halifax Higher # Lower #
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  21. 21. RTWN:Who We Are 3)4%225*)06).+#

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