Impact of Climate Change and Sea Level Rise on Stormwater Design and Reoccurring Flooding Problems in the Hampton Roads Region

This project addresses challenges posed by seal level rise and climate change on transportation planning and design. Through partnerships with local on-federal agencies within the region, the research is expected to result in outcomes that have a direct impact on transportation planning and design within the region. There are two research objectives in the project. The first research objective is to quantify rainfall distributions, intensity, and frequency relationships that are used for transportation design through the analysis of climate change scenarios. This will be achieved by analyzing recent precipitation records and projected precipitation records at the existing spatial and temporal resolutions for the region to better understand changes in storm intensities, durations, and frequencies for the region. The second research objective is to improve metrics for reoccurring flood vulnerability due to seal level rise used in transportation planning and project prioritization. This will be achieved by using recently acquired high resolution terrain data collected using LiDAR within a Geographic Information System (GIS) that includes other key stormwater and transportation infrastructure systems to assess the potential for areas within Hampton Roads to experience recurring flooding. The research plan includes engagement with stakeholders and decisions makers within the region through advisory panel meetings, and for transferring technical outcomes through webinars and stakeholder meetings.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $150000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    DTRT13-G-UTC33

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg

    Blacksburg, VA  United States  24061

    University of Virginia, Charlottesville

    P. O. Box 400195
    Charlottesville, VA  United States  22904

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Parkany, Emily

  • Performing Organizations:

    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg

    208 Patton Hall
    Blacksburg, VA  United States  24061

    University of Virginia, Charlottesville

    P. O. Box 400195
    Charlottesville, VA  United States  22904
  • Principal Investigators:

    Goodall, Jonathan

  • Start Date: 20150101
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20160531
  • Source Data: RiP Project 39385

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01557899
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Mid-Atlantic Transportation Sustainability Center
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC33
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Mar 27 2015 1:00AM