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General information about green infrastructure, living shorelines and related projects.

Overview

Guidance and general concepts and protocols. (reports, documents, presentations)

References

Interactive tools and data that can directly support planning and design.

Tools

Planning and designed or implemented green infrastructure or living shoreline projects.

Projects

Wave Data (CREST Mapper)

The NOAA CREST project has significant wave heights for different return periods for all of Long Island Sound, measurements of waves in Old Saybrook and New Haven harbors, a review of design guidelines and tools for site assessment of living shorelines. This information is summarized in an online map viewer.

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Northeast Living Shoreline Profile Pages

CIRCA is working in conjunction with five New England states and several regional organizations, to collaboratively analyze living shorelines applications in Connecticut and the Northeast region.

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Use of Dredged Material for Salt Marshes

This project aims to determine the feasibility of the process of utilizing dredge materials to construct artificial marshes and islands to decrease erosion and improve drainage.

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Stratford Point Living Shoreline

On-going coastal restoration efforts and research at Stratford Point in Fairfield county consist of an artificial reef, smooth cordgrass (Spartina alterniflora) marsh, high marsh, coastal dune and upland woody/grassland mosaics.

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