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Old 01-17-2018, 09:44 PM   #281
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Re: Proposed Boston flood barrier

What's Mystic Pier?
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Old 01-17-2018, 09:55 PM   #282
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What's Mystic Pier?
Its the thing the looks like a lobster claw hanging off the edge of charlestown. under the tobin.

Its mostly used as a giant parking lot for imported cars after they get offloaded from ships and before they get trucked to dealerships.
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Old 01-17-2018, 10:35 PM   #283
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The Charles River dam ought to be able to protect that portal from sea level rise. And even if climate change does end up causing heavier rain storms, it seems that we also have efforts being made to help the Muddy River drain more effectively.
The dams are outflanked by the Mystic River.

See slides beginning on pdf p 24

http://www.mass.gov/anf/docs/dcam/ccva-presentation.pdf
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Old 01-18-2018, 07:28 AM   #284
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Is the map on page 25 telling us that, in addition to upgrading the dams and the areas in their immediate vicinity, we should also raise the west part of Bunker Hill St in Charlestown and the Sullivan Sq intersection by 5 or 10 feet (possibly including getting rid of the Sullivan underpass) to prevent Mystic water from flooding the Charles upstream of the Charles River dam?

They don't really seem to be saying much about solutions to urban flooding. Is fatter storm drain pipes the answer?
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Old 01-18-2018, 07:41 AM   #285
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I guess if you're going to raise Sullivan Sq and Bunker Hill St [edit: protecting the Mystic] also probably need[s] a seawall at the eastern edge of Assembly Sq.

Alternatively, maybe a replacement for the Amelia Earhart Dam should be built somewhere kinda sorta near the Medford St / Belmont St intersection in Charlestown.

And the Island End River to Malden River flood path also needs to be addressed to keep seawater out of the Mystic upstream of the dam.
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Old 01-22-2018, 12:20 PM   #286
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New York is either considering, or has begun installing THESE in its subway tunnels after it was whipped by Hurricane Sandy in 2012.


https://media.timeout.com/images/101.../370/image.jpg
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Old 02-10-2018, 05:32 PM   #287
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Long article. Covers numerous projects. Basically what developers are doing in anticipation of sea level rise.

http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/...20H/story.html



^^^^State Street, Fort Point. After-the-fact temporary barrier against high water.
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