Downtown Waterfront Coastal Resilience Study

Carl Spector, Commissioner of the Environment for the City of Boston, presented an overview of the Coastal Resilience Study for the Downtown Waterfront at the November Wharf District Council meeting.

Starting in 2019, this study will be conducted in various neighborhoods, including the Wharf District, as part of city’s Resilient Boston Harbor vision to protect our waterfront from rising sea level and climate change.

Climate Ready studies have already been done in East Boston, Charlestown and South Boston. Some short-term solutions in these neighborhoods are to install a deployable seawall in East Boston, and raise a section of Main Street in Charlestown by two feet, which would protect against flooding for about 30 years.

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