AbstractAlerted to the increased flood risks posed by sea level rise and potential storm surge riding in on a rising sea, the City of Annapolis is eager to better understand the extent of its coastline at risk, adaptation alternatives and typical costs previously experienced when such alternatives are applied. A rapid assessment method is developed and applied to characterize the coastline, survey the coastline for current and potential adaptation measures and develop a portfolio of potential actions with representative costs. A rapid assessment team is assembled consisting of private sector engineers and architects, an engineering professor from the U.S. Naval Academy and engineers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. This paper reports on the method, activities and results to better inform stakeholders of increasing coastal flood risk and potential investment requirements for adaptation.
Sweet, Kopp, Weaver, Obeysekera, Horton, Thieler, Zervas : Global and Regional Sea Level Rise Scenarios for the United States, NOAA Technical Report NOS CO-OPS 083.
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