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2023 Project Update


  • FEMA technical approval, waiting on release of funding for shoreline  flood risk reduction project design. 

  • City of Cambridge has selected BayLand Consultants & Designers Inc. to complete design and permitting. 

  • The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) at Horn Point is supporting the project and will optimize the design of the living shoreline and achievement of ecological co-benefits via living components of the project such as an oyster reef. 

Three Main Project Components

  • Earth and rock embankments

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  • Living Shoreline

    • Wave Attenuation provided by stone or oyster structures​

    • March terrance to dampen wave and surge from storm event and create habitat

    • Incorporate beneficial use of dredge material

      • Two dredging grant applications have been submitted​

    • Provides protection of the embankment structures and transitional habitat​

  • Stormwater Management

    • To alleviate flooding from rain event:

      • Stormwater Retention​

      • Pumping stations and storm drain upgrades

      • Backflow preventors

    • Green Infrastructure

    • Maximize gravity flow to reduce pumping

    • Elevate roadways, modify drainage patterns, increase flood resistance​​

    • Utilize wetland retention areas to minimize underground storage ​​

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Project Design Roadmap

Each sign along the roadway represents the project design process.

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