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SLR Storm Image Loop

  1. 1. Newport Harbor Newport, RI
  2. 2. Thames Street 1938 Hurricane Photos: New England Hurricane A Factual Pictorial Record Works Progress Administration 1938
  3. 3. Ocean Drive Newport, RI Evacuation Routes Photos: Works Progress Administration 1938, New England Hurricane A Factual Pictorial Record
  4. 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. 5. Easton Reservoir after Tropical Storm Irene Photo credit: Janet Freedman
  6. 6. Easton Beach after Irene
  7. 7. Easton Beach after Irene
  8. 8. Sandy Storm Damage in Newport - October 29, 2013
  9. 9. Sandy Storm Damage in Newport - October 29, 2013
  10. 10. Sandy Storm Damage in Newport - October 29, 2013
  11. 11. Sandy Storm Damage in Newport - October 29, 2013
  12. 12. Based on Net shoreline movement
  13. 13. Based on Net shoreline movement
  14. 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. 15. December 12, 2008
  16. 16. Peak Flood Elevation December 12, 2008
  17. 17. Flood Elevation December 12, 2008
  18. 18. December 12, 2008
  19. 19. December 12, 2008
  20. 20. December 12, 2008
  21. 21. December 12, 2008
  22. 22. Will Providence look more like Venice in the future? Photo: NY Times – Venice, Italy – December 1, 2008
  23. 23. Social Adaptation to Sea Level Rise? Photo: NY Times – Venice, Italy – December 1, 2008
  24. 24. Why Worry About Coastal Setbacks? GONE! 2005 2007
  25. 25. Why Worry About Coastal Setbacks?
  26. 26. Why Worry About Coastal Setbacks? October 30, 2012
  27. 27. Coastal Erosion Happens During Storms! Tropical Storms (Hurricanes) Extra-tropical storms (Nor’easters)
  28. 28. Atlantic Basin Tropical Storm Tracks 1851-2000 Graphic: USGS
  29. 29. Misquamicut 2012 Photo: RIDOT October 30, 2012
  30. 30. Hurricane Sandy October 2012 Coastal Erosion from Storms
  31. 31. The Ocean Mist Circa 1950s
  32. 32. The Ocean Mist – Matunuck December 9, 2009
  33. 33. Now What? Abandoned Cesspools April 1, 2010
  34. 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. 35. Satellite Radar Altimeter Data CU Sea Level Rise Research Group – University of Colorado http://sealevel.colorado.edu/
  36. 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. 37. Glass and Pilkey, 2013. Earth Vol. 58, No. 5
  38. 38. Sea Level Affecting Marshes Model (SLAMM) North Kingstown Pilot Project (2011) http://seagrant.gso.uri.edu/climate/habitat.html
  39. 39. Higher sea levels = more property at risk Hurricane Sandy 2012 Graphic courtesy of Jon Boothroyd URI
  40. 40. Rising sea levels will impact shoreline OWTS!
  41. 41. Sea Level Rise Influence on Groundwater Problem! Source: USGS http://wh.er.usgs.gov/slr/coastalgroundwater.html
  42. 42. Super-storm Sandy Impacts to RI Communities Westerly Charlestown Photo: RIDOT Narragansett South Kingstown
  43. 43. Structural Failures
  44. 44. State Building Code Violations
  45. 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. 46. What is Freeboard? Base Flood Elevation (BFE) Design Flood Elevation (DFE) Freeboard Base Flood Elevation (BFE) Source: FEMA Coastal Construction Manual 2000
  47. 47. Debris Removal from Overwash Sand - Westerly
  48. 48. Photo: RIDOT October 30, 2012 WWW.CRMC.RI.GOV

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