Preparing for the Rising Tide

Ellen Douglas, Paul Kirshen, Vivien Li, Chris Watson, Julie Wormser
Posted on: 12/17/2013 - Updated on: 3/06/2020

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Rachel Gregg



Current models predict that Boston will experience up to two feet of sea level rise by 2050 and up to six feet by 2100. Planning and preparing for this growing threat will save money and prevent disruption of people’s lives and livelihoods. This report provides vulnerability analyses for Boston Harbor and time-phased preparedness plans for Boston’s Long and Central Wharves and UMass Boston campus to increase their resilience to coastal flooding over time.

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In 1973, a group of farsighted volunteers with the League of Women Voters joined the Boston Shipping Association to form a new non-profit organization—The Boston Harbor Association (TBHA). Its sole purpose—to clean up one of the dirtiest harbors in the United States.