Greater Frequency of Floods Predicted for Portland - UCS Report

Data from a recently released report by the Union of Concerned Scientists (“UCS”) forecasts increased tidal flooding in the coming years for the city of Portland (see page 14 of report linked below). The report estimates that the city could see more than 60 annual flood events by 2045—that’s up from roughly a dozen in 2014. If the models are correct, we’re likely to see sweeping legislative and regulatory fixes at all levels of government—local, state and federal—in an effort to slow the rising tides, mitigate damages, and adapt where possible. The report provides additional New England-specific data and can be found here.  

Posted on October 17, 2014 .