MAKE CAMBRIDGE RESILIENT
Make Cambridge Resilient Initiative
The "Make Cambridge Resilient Initiative" has been expanded beyond the shoreline and stormwater flood risk reduction project to include a community development program. Recommendations from the "Flood Mitigation Plan" included the identification of additional community improvement planning and projects. These recommendations formed the basis for the new community development program included under the "Make Cambridge Resilient Initiative."
This website has been updated to include information on all aspects of the "Make Cambridge Resilient Initiative."
Make Cambridge Resilient - Flood Mitigation Plan
The purpose of this plan was to comprehensively evaluate factors and conditions contributing to both existing and future flooding problems. To the extent feasible, the planning process included the development of flood mitigation and resilience strategies that lended themselves to innovative funding opportunities taking advantage of various desirable co-benefits for the environment, economy, and community.
This planning project was primarily focused on mitigating flood risks along the Choptank River and Cambridge Creek, which are the primary sources of flooding in the city.
ABOUT THE INITIATIVE
In an effort to "Make Cambridge Resilient" grant funding has been secured by the City to develop flood risk reduction strategies. Additional content will be added to this project website throughout the planning process.
SHORELINE FLOOD RISK
Information specific to the shoreline flood risk reduction project is provided including project description and tentative project design timeline.
A stakeholder group was formed early in the mitigation strategies plan development process. Stakeholders include a broad cross-section of government agencies, non-profit organizations, and property owners. The stakeholder group was updated in October 2023.