Digital Coast Helps Shore Up Public Safety Amid Flood Risks

The Takeaway: Improving infrastructure before the storm hits is the goal.

Officials in Bluffton, South Carolina know worsening floods can cause infrastructure damage and septic contamination. To get a more informed analysis, data and tools from the Digital Coast were used, including the modeling scenarios found in the Sea Level Rise Viewer tool. This new information enables town planners and other officials to make better-informed development decisions and move ahead with watershed, infrastructure, and capital improvements, such as deciding which septic systems should be converted to sanitary sewers. (2017)

More Information: Identifying Infrastructure Vulnerable to Coastal Flooding

Partners: Town of Bluffton