Accession Number : ADA336634

Title :   Section 206, Flood Plain Management Services; Study of Coastal Flooding Charlestown, Rhode Island.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CORPS OF ENGINEERS WALTHAM MA NEW ENGLAND DIV

PDF Url : ADA336634

Report Date : JAN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 52

Abstract : The New England Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (NED) conducted this study for the Town of Charlestown, Rhode Island under the authority provided by the Corps of Engineers' Section 206 Flood Plain Management Services (FPMS) program. The study investigates the potential future effects of coastal flooding on the community, primarily addressing the economic risk to the community. The study focuses on approximating the dollar value of the potential flood damages to residential structures within the coastal 100-year flood plain and provides an assessment of the potential resulting loss to community tax revenues. The study also discusses flood damage reduction measures available to the Town of Charlestown.

Descriptors :   *COASTAL REGIONS, *DAMAGE ASSESSMENT, *CASE STUDIES, *FLOOD CONTROL, ECONOMIC ANALYSIS, COMMUNITIES, PROBLEM SOLVING, ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, FLOODING, RESIDENTIAL SECTION, HOUSING(DWELLINGS), FLOOD PLAINS, TAXES, RHODE ISLAND, BOTTOM LOSS.

Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE