Sea Level Rise & Climate Change Study

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Sea level has increased considerably over the past several decades and is projected to rise with greater speed over the next several decades, and coastal storms appear to be becoming more frequent and more powerful.  At issue are Bowdoinham's shoreline, infrastructure, and heritage of abundant coastal resources along the Abbagadassett, Cathance, and Kennebec Rivers.  How prepared is Bowdoinham to adapt to these changes?  What are the costs associated with making us more prepared?  And what costs will future generations face if we choose not to act?  

 

This section was prepared by JT Lockman, Catalysis Adaptation Partners, LLC, for the Town of Bowdoinham through a grant from the Maine Coastal Program, funding provided by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce.  Peter Slovinsky, Marine Geologist for Maine Geological Survey, Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry created the data and maps showing the potential effects of sea level rise in Bowdoinham.