New Report on Sea Level Rise in Miami-Dade

Screen Shot 2014-07-18 at 11.14.54 AMTake a look at the Miami-Dade Sea Level Rise Task Force Report and Recommendations, which was released earlier this month. (Image of storm surge model from report)

Among its recommendations:

– accelerat(e) the adaptation planning process by seeking and formally selecting the engineering and other relevant expertise needed to develop the robust capital plan, vetting the elements (i.e., flood protection, salinity structures, pump stations, road and bridge designs, etc., just to name a few possibilities) as well as what measurable indicators will trigger timely sequencing.

– that the Miami- Dade Board of County Commissioners direct County administration to establish formal oversight, and dedicate sufficient resources and staffing to ensure implementation and update of the specific Climate Change Advisory Task Force (CCATF) recommendations.

– that Miami-Dade County implement the Adaptation Action Areas (AAA’s) called for in the Comprehensive Development Master Plan (CDMP) and to incorporate sea level rise and storm surge risks utilizing best available data.