EPA Science Inventory

Shades of Green: Flood control study focused on Duluth, Minnesota

Citation:

Moen, S. AND T. Hollenhorst. Shades of Green: Flood control study focused on Duluth, Minnesota. MN Sea Grant, Duluth, MN, 1, (2014).

Description:

In the aftermath of the economically and environmentally painful flood of 2012, the city of Duluth and the CSC examined ecologically based options to reduce runoff velocities and flood volume in the watershed with assistance and input of Minnesota Duluth's Natural Resources Research Institute, the Mid-Continent Ecology Division of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and others. The resulting report, Economic Assesment of Climate Change Adaptation: Pilot Studies in The Great Lakes Region, synthesizes a year's-worth of data gathering, modeling and dicussions into a springboard for what happens next: Incorportation "green infrastructure" into the City's plans for the watershed.

Purpose/Objective:

In the aftermath of the economically and environmentally painful flood of 2012, the city of Duluth and the CSC examined ecologically based options to reduce runoff velocities and flood volume in the watershed with assistance and input of Minnesota Duluth's Natural Resources Research Institute, the Mid-Continent Ecology Division of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and others. The resulting report, Economic Assesment of Climate Change Adaptation: Pilot Studies in The Great Lakes Region, synthesizes a year's-worth of data gathering, modeling and dicussions into a springboard for what happens next: Incorportation "green infrastructure" into the City's plans for the watershed. This study lays out a path at least one way to prepare for future floods.

URLs/Downloads:

http://www.seagrant.umn.edu/newsletter/2014/07/shades_of_green_f   Exit

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (NEWSLETTER ARTICLE)
Start Date: 07/11/2014
Completion Date: 07/11/2014
Record Last Revised: 06/22/2015
Record Created: 07/11/2014
Record Released: 07/11/2014
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 280902

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS RESEARCH LAB

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR FOR ECOLOGY