New Maps Are a Key Tool For Saving State’s Wetlands from Flooding

Coastal wetlands protect communities from floods, an impact of storms and sea level rise related to climate change, and Rhode Island has a new tool to help prioritize projects for protecting or restoring these habitats. Newly adopted SLAMM (Sea Levels Affecting Marshes Model) maps developed by CRC and Rhode Island Sea Grant with the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) show which wetlands are most threatened. The maps are available for all 21 Rhode Island coastal communities.

To learn more about SLAMM visit the CRMC website, which has a complete library of the maps or see the related article on EcoRI News.