Early Signs of Climate Change: 2010 Flooding in Tennessee, Rhode Island, and Iowa

In 2010, transportation agencies in Tennessee, Rhode Island, and Iowa saw firsthand the effect of extreme rainfall events that brought severe flooding and a wide range of impacts to the transportation system. These effects are likely to be early signs of climate change. The 2010 experiences of these transportation agencies are likely to be repeated there and elsewhere in future years, making it important to begin climate adaptation planning now to evaluate the new vulnerabilities and risks associated with climate change, to develop plans for coping with these events, and to incorporate these risks into asset management and infrastructure design for the future.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 10-11
  • Monograph Title: Adapting Transportation to the Impacts of Climate Change: State of the Practice 2011
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01349629
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 11 2011 1:37PM