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Senator George J. Mitchell Center & Maine's Sustainability Solutions Initiative


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The New Normal: Culverts in Maine Stressed to the Limit

The culverts under the streets and byways of Maine’s coastal communities were built to handle a predictable amount of precipitation – a regular load of storm water that changed little from year to year. But the new millennium has brought increases in both precipitation and storm severity. Around the state, culverts meant to last decades into the future are being damaged and destroyed. And the problem is only expected to intensify. The SSI’s Coastal Adaptation team is working closely with two Maine municipalities to find innovative and lasting solutions.  See full story…

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Senator George J. Mitchell Center & Maine's Sustainability Solutions Initiative
5710 Norman Smith Hall
Orono, ME 04469
Phone: 207.581.3244E-mail: umgmc@maine.edu
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
207.581.1110
A Member of the University of Maine System