Recently developed maps from the National Wildlife Federation are helping towns along the north shore identify areas in their community that are particularly vulnerable to coastal flooding, both now and in the future. The inundation data uses a complex hydrodynamic model developed for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (Famely et al. 2016). Please note: The data used to make these maps does not take into account inland freshwater flooding or the influence of waves as they move over land.
For a closer look at town-specific posters that describe the mapping project, and to learn more about the data used to create these projections, see the links below.
If you have questions about these maps or the efforts underway in the Great Marsh to address coastal vulnerability to flooding and erosion, please contact Kristen Grubbs (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Taj Schottland (email@example.com)
For maps of your area that show people, places, and natural resources exposed to coastal flooding, click here.