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Walking the Floodplain to Protect Historic Portsmouth from Sea Level Rise

Kirsten Howard  (cross-posted from The Great American Adaptation Road Trip: With the road trip part of the Adaptation Stories project now complete, I’m walking along narrow brick lined streets through the Historic District of my new hometown: Portsmouth, New Hampshire. This quaint Atlantic Seacoast community was the third settled U.S. city, so the homes in […]

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Lobster shack next to Geno's Restaurant on Mechanic Street in the South End of Portsmouth at the highest tide of the year in October 2011.  
Photo by Tim Hayes

Join a Walking Tour of Flood Risk Areas

Join with neighbors, Portsmouth’s Planning Department, and the N.H. Coastal Adaptation Workgroup for a walking tour to get a firsthand look at some of the areas in the city of Portsmouth with predicted impacts from storm surge and sea level rise. Learn about the City’s Coastal Resiliency Initiative. Neighboring communities are invited to participate and […]

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New city-specific sea level and storm surge website launched by Portsmouth!

This week the City of Portsmouth’s Coastal Resilience Initiative launched the Protect, Prepare Portsmouth website. This website gives residents and businesses info on the driving forces behind the coastal resilience initiative project and quick links to the city’s full report, sea level rise and storm surge maps, and how to get involved. Check it out at: […]

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Attend the Coastal Resilience Initiative Community Meeting May 29!

The Portsmouth Planning Department and CAW will be presenting the findings of its recently completed climate impact and vulnerability analysis to the public in the Levenson Room at the Portsmouth Public Library on May 29th from 5:30 to 8pm. The study identifies the location and extent of current flooding and areas vulnerable to sea level rise […]

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