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The Rhode Island Shoreline Change Special Area Management Plan (Beach SAMP)

The R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) projects that sea level in Rhode Island could rise 3 to 5 feet or more within 100 years. This could mean that within the lifetime of people born today, Rhode Island’s ocean water may rise enough to swallow local waterfronts as we know them now. In addition, natural hazards, such as Superstorm Sandy, have inflicted significant damage to residences and infrastructure along the state’s coast. To address this, the R.I. Shoreline Change Special Area Management Plan (Beach SAMP) is focused on improving our understanding of how fast erosion is occurring and what areas and infrastructure are at risk of flooding during storms or from future sea level rise. This plan will improve state policies to better address the impacts of shoreline change.

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