Understanding the Role Coastal Marshes Play in Protecting Communities from Storm Surge and Flooding

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As coastal communities strive to safeguard themselves from increasing storm risks they are looking for ways to maximize the protective powers of their natural features, such as coastal wetlands. This project closely examined the buffering services provided by one marsh complex that lies adjacent to Piermont Village along the Hudson River Estuary in New York.

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This project overview fact sheet describes a 2016 Collaborative Research project where researchers developed and applied state-of-the-art predictive models and evaluated different approaches to managing the marsh, in partnership with the local community. The overview details the project approach, key findings, products, and benefits of the work.