Coastal Vulnerability, Resiliency, and Adaptation
In 2019, the City’s Planning and Community Development department was awarded a Resilience Planning grant from the State of Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection, through the Florida Resilient Coastlines Program, will provide financial assistance aimed at preparing coastal Florida communities for current and future effects of rising sea levels, including coastal flooding, erosion and ecosystem changes. The purpose of the FRCP Resilience Planning Grants (RPG) is to promote community resilience planning, develop vulnerability assessments, adaptation plans and comprehensive plan goals, objectives, policies and regional coordination. These state-funded grants run from July 1, 2019 to June 15, 2020. The total amount awarded will depend on funding made available by the Governor and Legislature. Individual awards will be between $25,000 and $75.000.
The City selected Jones Edmunds and Applied Technology and Management engineers for the project which has 4 stages.
Analysis 1: Sea Level Rise Projection Review for 2044, 2069, and 2119 (25, 50 & 100 year scenarios).
Analysis 2: City of Atlantic Beach Coastal Flooding Assessment – Analysis of future flood risks from increased storm surge elevations and wave heights due to sea level rise.
Analysis 3: Vulnerability Assessment Support - City of Atlantic Beach Flood Maps Projection – Future flood maps that result from combined modeling of sea level rise, storm surge, tidal fluctuations, and extreme rainfall.
Coastal Vulnerability Assessment June 12, 2019 Final
High Resolution Maps:
- Inundation Mapping Rainfall 100 year
- Inundation Mapping Surge 100 year
- Inundation Mapping Rainfall vs. Surge 2044
- Inundation Mapping Rainfall vs. Surge 2069
- Inundation Mapping Rainfall vs. Surge 2119
Public Engagement - OPEN HOUSE: Thursday, May 30th at 6:00 p.m. in the City Commission Chambers (Presentation)
Environmental Stewardship Committee - VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT: Wednesday, June 12th at 6:00 p.m. in the City Commission Chambers
Beaches Sea Level Rise Symposium: Wednesday, June 19th at 6:00 p.m. at Fletcher High School (700 Seagate Avenue, Neptune Beach)
Comprehensive plan 2030 SLR bathtub models