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Boston, through Climate Ready Boston, has been conducting studies of coastal areas of Boston to develop Coastal Resilience Neighborhoods focusing on the impact of Sea Level Rise and Storm Surge.
The Boston Water and Sewer Commission’s storm drain system relies on gravity to discharge stormwater to receiving waters. As Sea Level Rise increases it will become more difficult for the City’s storm drainage system to function as designed. Stormwater will have a more difficult time overcoming higher tides. The Commission studied the impact of future predicted Sea Level Rise and Storm Surge on the drainage system and developed possible solutions that, in conjunction with proposed coastal protections under Climate Ready Boston, would allow discharge of stormwater during extreme tide events.
The Coastal Stormwater Discharge Analysis Report provides a summary of the overall project and provides conceptual ideas for projects that can be examined in more detail to address this evolving issue.
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