The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is proposing a $4.6 billion investment to address storm surge risk in our region. This proposal, called the "Back Bay Study," combines a range of "grey" infrastructure options like seawalls and flood gates - but, largely leaves out nature-based solutions like mangrove restoration. You can read the full proposal HERE.
There is still time to propose a different solution. You have until July 20, 2020, to submit your comments!
Flooding in downtown Miami after a King Tide -- grey infrastructure, such as seawalls, are often made of concrete. (Source: Weather.com)
- This study presents an opportunity to invest billions into resilience-building for Miami.
- I am concerned that this proposal does not adequately consider routine flooding, environmental justice, or nature-based solutions like mangrove or coral reef restoration.
- Add in any of these Talking Points to customize your comment!
- Online by clicking HERE
- By email addressed to MDBB-CSRMStudy@usace.army.mil
- By mail sent to Ms. Justine Woodard, Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District, Fort Norfolk, 803 Front St., Norfolk, VA 23510.
- Please also send your comments to the County Commission by emailing them to: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
For more detailed information, please see below for Miami Waterkeeper's comments on the Back Bay Study.