New Report Helps Flood-prone New England Communities
New England floods, like those that devastated the region in 2011, can be mitigated with relatively little additional cost and regulation, according to a University of Massachusetts - Amherst study supported by NIFA.
The research notes how rivers and streams have long been critical to New England’s economic, recreational, and environmental integrity. At the same time, these waterways face construction and river management pressures.
The study offers a range of recommendations on assessing flood risk, planning, and training to help New England communities thrive.
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