Flooding Resilience Plan Developed for Hudson River Communities

Flooding from peak tides and tropical storms cost the city of Kingston, New York, millions of dollars. This led to the creation of the Kingston Tidal Waterfront Flooding Task Force and a partnership with the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve. From this partnership the waterfront was mapped and evaluated for current flood risk as well as various sea-level rise and flooding scenarios; adaptation options for 11 neighborhoods and areas along the waterfront were studied; costs and benefits for three adaptation strategies for the Strand and Ponckhockie neighborhoods were studied; and final community recommendations were developed. City officials are using the final project report, Planning for Rising Waters, to develop a waterfront flooding resilience plan. (2016)

More Information: www.nerra.org/how-we-work/coastal-training-for-smart-decisions/controlling-floods-along-new-yorks-hudson-river

Partners: City of Kingston, Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve