Consequences to Flooding along Lamprey River

Bridge over the Lamprey River

Climate and Land Use Consequences to 100-Year Flooding along the Lamprey River (2009- Present)

In 2009 The Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space (EOS) at the University of New Hampshire received funding from CICEET to develop and refine a methodology for assessing flood risk associated with land use and climate change. UNHSC partnered with EOS, Great Bay NERR and Antioch University and evaluated change in the 100-year floodplain based on current and projected alterations in land use and climate for the 213 square mile Lamprey River watershed. The evaluation includes the use of Low Impact Development as an adaptation planning tool, and, in particular, as a means for building community resiliency in managing water resources. The analysis was consistent with guidance for Federal Emergency Management Agency floodplain analysis.

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