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Title: San Juan Metro Area, Puerto Rico : Coastal Storm Risk Management Study, Final Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Assessment
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Jacksonville District.
Keywords: San Juan (P.R.)
Flood control
Environmental management
Environmental protection
Publisher: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Jacksonville District.
Abstract: Puerto Rico is significant to the nation with its rich cultural heritage, unique environmental resources, and tourism. Storms and hurricanes put Puerto Rico’s metropolitan areas, with their dense populations, at risk of coastal flooding. Coastal flooding from storms and hurricanes has been increasingly evident over past years, with special attention on the storm season in 2017, which left destruction from multiple hurricanes, such as Hurricane Maria, Hurricane Irma, and winter storm Riley. This U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) report is an interim response to the study authority to determine Federal interest in a plan to reduce damages as a result of coastal flooding from coastal storms and hurricanes in the San Juan Metropolitan (Metro) Area. More specifically, this study has assessed coastal flood risk from extreme high water events that result from storm surge, waves, tides and sea level change and combinations of these forces under the Coastal Storm Risk Management (CSRM) mission. The effects of sea level change (SLC), which is expected to exacerbate coastal flooding, have also been assessed. The study developed and evaluated CSRM alternatives for the San Juan Metro Area, which for this study includes the municipalities of San Juan, Cataño, Guaynabo, and Toa Baja. The alternatives described in this report are formulated to reduce risk to structures which house residents, industries, and businesses; associated structures; vehicles; and critical infrastructure which are critical to the nation’s economy. Throughout the report, these will be collectively referred to as assets.
Description: Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Assessment
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
Size: 1209 pages / 108.88 MB
Types of Materials: PDF
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