SUSTAINABLE MAINE: Coastal Adaptation: Culvert Operations

Shaleen Jain, Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Maine, talks about the planning involved with extreme weather and climate change.

Extreme weather costs Maine communities millions of dollars in damage, and many experts predict that it’s likely to get worse. Some communities are finding out the hard way that their culverts are no longer big enough to handle the increasing size of floods. It’s estimated that there are hundreds of thousands of culverts in Maine, ranging from small drainages under driveways to moose-size culverts under major highways to keep streams and wildlife moving. Failed culverts can disrupt lives and commerce, threaten fragile ecosystems, and quickly swamp municipal budgets. ’Culvert Operations’ shows how one research team is working with communities to plan for future extreme weather events.

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SUSTAINABLE MAINE: Coastal Adaptation: Culvert Operations

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Podcasts related to the Sustainable Maine series' episode, Coastal Adaptation: Culvert Operations, produced by the Maine Public Broadcasting Network & Maine EPSCoR at the University of Maine with support from the National Science Foundation. To view this…


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Podcasts related to the Sustainable Maine series' episode, Coastal Adaptation: Culvert Operations, produced by the Maine Public Broadcasting Network & Maine EPSCoR at the University of Maine with support from the National Science Foundation. To view this and other Sustainable Maine episodes in their entirety go to: mpbn.net/SustainableMaine

For more information on SSI go to: umaine.edu/sustainabilitysolutions/news/sustainable_maine.html

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