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Tidal Data Tool Provides 36-Hour Flood Forecasts

The Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) has launched a flood forecasting tool called Tidewatch that allows users to obtain 36-hour flood forecasts. The Tidewatch resource funnels several different types of data into one interface to create the forecasts, and it provides extremely granular information so users can focus in on an individual streets. Learn more about the flood forecasting

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Cost of Flooding Doubles Worldwide with Loss of Coral Reef

An article published in Nature Communications shows that because “coral reefs serve as natural, low-crested, submerged breakwaters, which provide flood reduction benefits through wave breaking and wave energy attenuation,” coral reefs save billions of dollars each year in flood damage. Losing coral reefs results in worse flooding further inland for larger numbers of people, and it increases in the costs

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Changes to Coastal Barrier Resources System

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has made available for public review and comment its proposed revisions to the boundaries of the John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System (CBRS) in Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and New Jersey. The proposed revisions for 148 units (112 existing units and 36 proposed new units) are based on a rigorous set of

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