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Climate Change Threatens Connecticut's Rail System

Back in 2011, the Coastal Resilience Program completed a detailed vulnerability analysis of Connecticut's rail and interstate system to a 1938 Cat-3 Hurricane simulation with and without downscaled sea level rise projections out to the 2080s. The results of the analysis were presented and entered into record during the Govenor's Two Storm Panel proceedings back in 2011-12. This summer (2015), the CT Mirror picked up on the analysis and highlighted the findings within a two part series. The story features a interative map viewer that allows readers to visualize the extent of flooding impacts on the state's rail lines and supporting facilities. Link to Part 1 and Part 2.


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