Launch Tool

The Chesapeake Bay is at risk to coastal hazards such as hurricanes, severe storms, floods and sea level rise. Coastal communities such as Oxford, Maryland must understand these risks and plan for the future to protect its residents and infrastructure.

This GIS tool is a model that was developed to provide the Town of Oxford an interactive resource that
(1) prioritizes properties for targeting stormwater green infrastructure practices based on the likelihood of flooding from significant rain events and future flooding events from sea level rise and
(2) identifies the appropriate types of stormwater green infrastructure practices that can be located on a particular parcel to help manage flooding events based on soil types, ground water levels, size of parcel area and contributing runoff.

This project was prepared for the Critical Area Commission for the Cheseapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays by Salisbury University Eastern Shore Regional GIS Cooperative under award number NA12NOS4190136 from the Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (OCRM), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA),
through the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Chesapeake and Coastal Program.
The statements, findings, conclusions and recommendations are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of NOAA or the U.S. Department of Commerce.