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Take the New Hampshire Coastal Viewer Survey Today

Do you like to explore and make maps that show how New Hampshire’s coastal community infrastructure is vulnerable to flooding? How coastal communities could be affected by sea-level rise in the future? How salt marshes might change (or disappear) with sea-level rise? Are you interested in exploring how eelgrass resources have changed since the 1980’s in Great Bay and the surrounding estuary? […]

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3rd Place Winner. No Wake Zone. By Mike Barron. Hampton NH

These 51 Images From #KingTideNH2016 Provide a Window into NH’s Coastal Flooding Future

The New Hampshire Coastal Adaptation Workgroup (CAW) King Tide NH 2016 Photo Contest was a great success. King Tide is an especially high tide that occurs when the gravitational pulls of the sun and moon reinforce one another. This extra-high tide happens a few times per year when the moon is closest to the earth. In fall 2016, on […]

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King Tide 2015

NH Coastal Risk and Hazards Commission Public Information & Comment Meetings

The New Hampshire Coastal Risk and Hazards Commission (RSA 483-E) is holding two public meetings to provide information, answer questions, and receive comments on our draft report, Preparing New Hampshire for Projected Storm Surge, Sea-Level Rise, and Extreme Precipitation. The draft report summarizes New Hampshire’s vulnerabilities to coastal flood hazards and recommends actions to minimize […]

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Kim Reed (in back in navy jacket) with the Rye Girl Scouts (including her daughter in front row in red) at a beach cleanup

NH Coastal Towns Start Preparing for Sea-level Rise and More Extreme Flooding: Spotlight on Rye

By Kirsten Howard, NHDES Coastal Program It’s no secret that there are some risks that come with living near the beautiful coastline in Rye. In exchange for the scenic vistas, easy access, and some great backyard bird watching, one tradeoff is that residents are exposed to coastal flooding, especially as storms become more intense, sea […]

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The role-play generates discussion about climate-related risks. Photo Credit: MIT Science Impact Collaborative.

Dover Contemplates How to Prepare for Climate Change

Members of the New Hampshire Coastal Adaptation Workgroup have been collaborating with residents of the City of Dover to better understand the risks the community faces from climate change and identify opportunities to make the community more resilient. Dover’s Preparing for Climate Change Steering Committee presented to the Dover City Council in early March. An […]

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CAW Workshop VI rescheduled to April 24!

Water, Weather, Climate and Community Workshop VI: Building Resilience Through Better Floodplain Management Wednesday, April 24, 2013; 5:00-8:30 p.m. Hugh Gregg Coastal Conservation Center at the Great Bay Discovery Center, Greenland, N.H. Join us in the sixth of a series of community conversations about climate and preparedness for severe weather events. Learn what communities can do […]

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