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Analyzing Future Urban Growth and Flood Risk in North Carolina

Researchers identified areas vulnerable to urban growth in Pender County, North Carolina. The team analyzed land cover change, mapped wetlands in coastal areas, and used census and business data to determine the level of flood risk in areas with high urbanization. This has helped planners understand trends in the development growth of the county and informed local government planning regulations.

Follow the link below to access this Stories From the Field case study as published in Digital Coast by the NOAA Office for Coastal Management.

Analyzing Future Urban Growth and Flood Risk in North Carolina »

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NOAA Office for Costal Management Digital Coast
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30 March 2022 - 4:37pm