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Cambridge Shoreline Resilience 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.

The City of Cambridge along with their stakeholders are currently working on flood risk reduction and resilience strategies.  Phase I of this planning project is primarily focused on mitigating flood risks along the Choptank River and Cambridge Creek, which are the primary sources of  flooding in the City.  This flooding is due to high tides, major storms and inadequate storm water management. This area largely includes the FEMA regulated Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA), known as the land area subject to the 1% annual chance flood event.  Within the Choptank and Cambridge Creek flood risk area, we have identified five distinct areas characterized by individual site conditions, development along the shoreline,  and in several cases the existence of existing flood protection and functionality. These five areas include (1) Great Marsh Area- Gerry Boyle Park, (2) the West End where private property exist along the shoreline, (3) the Yacht Club and City Marina where open land extends to Cambridge Creek, (4) Cambridge Creek, which is fully developed along its banks, and (5) Sailwinds, which is a 24-acre tract under development by the Cambridge Waterfront Development Inc. 

To learn more about the Cambridge Shoreline Resilience Plan, visit the project website:

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