City Marina Project Area- In and around Yacht Club and City Marina running parallel to Water Street and extending to Cambridge Creek.

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CAMBRIDGE SHORELINE RESILIENCE PLAN

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ABOUT THE PLAN

In an effort to "Make Cambridge Resilient" grant funding has been secured by the City to develop flood mitigation strategies and concept designs for projects within designated "High Risk Area."  Additional content will be added to this project website throughout the planning process. 

HIGH RISK AREAS

Projects have been identified within the "High Risk Area." Each project will include:

  • Flood Vulnerability;

  • Flood Mitigation Strategy Concept Design; and, 

  • Project StoryMap. 

Additional content will be added throughout the plan development process.

STAKEHOLDER

MEETINGS

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. 

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High Risk Area

Phase 1 is primarily focused on mitigating flood risks along the Choptank River and Cambridge Creek, which are the primary source of current flooding in the City due to high tides, major storms and inadequate stormwater infrastructure. Within the Choptank and Cambridge Creek flood risk zones, five distinct areas characterized by diverse site conditions, shoreline development, and existing flood protection features in need or repair and/or replacement. Phase 1 includes the identified High Risk Area and (5) potential project sites:

  1. Great Marsh Area (Gerry Boyle Park)- largely public property

  2. West End- private property exist along seawall

  3. Yacht Club/City Marina- area where open land extend to Long Wharf

  4. Cambridge Creek- fully developed

  5. Sailwinds- a 24-acre track under development by the Cambridge Waterfront Development Inc.

 

OUR PROJECT PARTNERS

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FLOOD IMAGES

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City Marina- Hurricane Isabel