Shorelines are constantly changing, and Rhode Island coastal communities are increasingly experiencing the impacts. Storm waves can erode beaches and flood developed areas, while rising sea levels subsume land. Communities are asking how they can protect people and property, as well as vital infrastructure such as drinking water supplies, utilities, and roadways.
STORMTOOLS Map Journals
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Sea Level Change Curve Calculator
Rhode Island e911 Exposure Assessment
STORMTOOLS: Coastal Environmental Risk Index (CERI)
STORMTOOLS Interactive Maps
The Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council, in coordination with the University of Rhode Island, is preparing a plan to help find solutions these problems, which are threatening communities in many areas along the state’s coast. The Beach SAMP aims to improve the coastal resiliency of cities and towns throughout Rhode Island to the threats of erosion and flooding caused by storms events or sea level rise. Using up-to-date research and expertise from a wide range of public and private sectors, the Beach SAMP will help inform state and local policy and planning initiatives. Part of this partnership includes the maintenance of the Beach SAMP web site by Rhode Island Sea Grant.
If you would like to stay involved in the SAMP process, please join the Beach SAMP List Serve at http://www.beachsamp.org/get-involved/. Or if you have any questions concerning this effort, please contact Laura Dwyer at CRMC – (401) 783-7886 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Beach SAMP is supported by funding from the Rhode Island Bays, Rivers, and Watersheds Coordination Team, URI Coastal Resources Center, Rhode Island Sea Grant and the URI Coastal Institute.
|Shoreline Change SAMP Web SIte|
|Rhode Island Coastal Property Guide|
|Maps of storm inundation with and without sea level rise for varying return periods for RI coastal waters.
STORMTOOLS Flood Extent Maps
STORMTOOLS Flooding Depth Maps
|Sea Level Affecting Marshes Model (SLAMM) Maps|
|Shoreline Change Maps|
State of Rhode Island Web Site