In early October 2015, a stalled mid-latitude weather system directed a fire hose of deep tropical moisture across South Carolina over a four-day period leading to record-breaking rainfall totals and devastating flooding across the state. Rainfall totals around the Charleston area ranged from 16-27″, and many parts of the region experienced major flooding, inundating neighborhoods, roads, and other infrastructure. This webinar will focus on the City of Charleston’s response to the flood event and lessons learned that will help the City move forward to face a “new normal” in our changing environment. Several lessons learned in Charleston may apply to many of our coastal communities in the Southeast and Caribbean.
This guide offers a six-step watershed-based approach to calculating benefits and costs of reducing flooding with green infrastructure over the long term. A number of related resources are also linked, including a “Green Infrastructure Options to Reduce Flooding” brochure on green infrastructure techniques and tips.
This 2015 guidance was developed in an agency wide effort to clarify NOAA’s encouragement for the use of living shorelines as a shoreline stabilization technique along sheltered coasts. It covers NOAA’s living shorelines guiding principles, NOAA’s role in providing science, tools, and training, how to navigate NOAA’s potential regulatory and programmatic roles in living shorelines project planning, and questions to consider when planning a shoreline stabilization effort.
This 4-pager provides an overview of the climatological and hydrological conditions which contributed to the event and how to consider future risks as communities recover and rebuild.
This report is part of a series of regional reports, published in 2014, that summarizes the land cover status of the coastal portion of southeastern U.S. states in 2010, and land cover changes over the previous decade and a half. The report provides an overview of key findings using reader-friendly maps and graphics.