St. Marys Resiliency Project
Since 2013, the City of St. Marys has collaborated with Georgia Sea Grant, Stetson University, and North Carolina Sea Grant to engage in flood resiliency planning. The historic, low-lying community has already experienced approximately nine inches of sea-level rise since 1897, and this trend is expected to accelerate in the future. This project has paired local knowledge with academic expertise to analyze risks to the City’s infrastructure and provide initial recommendations to manage flooding risks over the next 50 years. A model for other communities, this effort has grown to include other cities and counties throughout the U.S. southeast Atlantic region.
The St. Marys Resiliency Project Final Report can be found here. Please have a read and let us know your thoughts on building a more resilient community.