On November 4, the Town of Newmarket held an all town meeting to discuss climate change and it's impact on the comunity. As you are aware, if you turn on the news the effects of climate change are evident. We’ve seen record flooding, massive storms, and raging forest fires throughout the US and the world.
What does this mean for Newmarket and how can we plan for resilience in our community? Infrastructure, water quality, erosion, flood control and sustainability are all topics for our community to consider.
Local and regional partners have been working on aspects of this problem for years and the Town of Newmarket met to summarize the work that has been done, introduce some of our regional partners, and start the discussion of how local projects and practices might be impacted.
Here are the resources we discussed:
- Slides (see below)
- Newmarket’s Path to Resilience timeline (see below)
- NH Coastal Flood Risk Summary, Part I: Science document and Part II: Guidance document are available here
- NH Sea Level Rise Mapper
- NH Coastal Viewer (the Water Resources data from The Nature Conservancy (including the flood storage/salt marsh migration opportunity layers, and the buffer restoration/protection priorities) can be found on this mapper)
- Newmarket groundwater study
- Newmarket C-RiSe vulnerability assessment
- Coastal Landowner Technical Assistance Program
- Stormwater management resources for landowners/residents
Please feel free to reach out to Amanda (Amanda.Stone@unh.edu) or me (Lisa.Wise@unh.edu) with general questions or directly to Nathalie DiGeronimo from the NHDES Coastal Program (email@example.com) for technical assistance related to the NH Coastal Flood Risk Summary.