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Recommendation of Sea-Level Rise Planning Scenarios for Delaware: Technical Report

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This technical report was developed from these efforts summarizing the impacts of SLR in Delaware, recent research on historic SLR reconstructions, data from tide gauges located within the Delaware region, several recent international and national assessments on projecting future SLR conditions, and recommendations of new SLR scenarios to use in Delaware long-range planning activities.

Climate-Conscious Comprehensive Planning in Delaware

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This report is written for planners, local government officials, concerned citizens, and decision-makers who are motivated to move their communities forward in a more sustainable and resilient direction through a truly comprehensive development plannin …

Coastal Delaware Resiliency

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A warming climate, changes in weather patterns, and rising sea levels will change how and where business is done in coastal Delaware. These factors may also provide new business opportunities. This report summarizes the current state of climate science …

Global and Regional Sea Level Rise Scenarios for the United States

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The Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flood Hazard Scenarios and Tools Interagency Task Force, jointly convened by the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) and the National Ocean Council (NOC), began its work in August 2015. The Task Force has focused …

Climate Action in Delaware: 2016 Progress Report

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In September 2013, the Governor signed Executive Order 41: Preparing Delaware for Emerging Climate Impacts and Seizing Economic Opportunities from Reducing Emissions. The Executive Order directed Delaware state government agencies to address both the c …

Avoiding and Minimizing Risk of Flood Damage to State Assets: A Guide for Delaware State Agencies

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An easy-to-use guide that will help state agencies evaluate and avoid both existing flood risk and future risks posed by climate change during the planning and design of public building and infrastructure projects. Changes in sea levels, temperatures, …

UNNATURAL COASTAL FLOODS: Sea level rise and the human fingerprint on U.S. floods since 1950

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Human-caused climate change is contributing to global sea level rise and consequently aggravating coastal floods. This analysis removes the assessed human-caused component in global sea level from hourly water level records since 1950 at 27 U.S. tide g …

Green Infrastructure Primer

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The Green Infrastructure Primer provides an introduction to green infrastructure projects and their benefits, as well as information on selecting, building, and maintaining them. It provides an overview of the benefits of green infrastructure and an in …

North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study Report

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The North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study is based on a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers report detailing the results of a two-year study to address coastal storm and flood risk to vulnerable populations, property, ecosystems, and infrastructure affecte …

Climate Framework for Delaware

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Delaware’s Cabinet Committee on Climate and Resiliency was set up in 2013 to guide state agencies through the process of implementing and carrying out Executive Order 41: Preparing Delaware for Emerging Climate Impacts and Seizing Economic Opportunitie …