Where to Start

There are lots of tools and guidance documents out there to help communities understand how they are vulnerable to coastal hazards and identify actions to take. Sometimes CAW partners worry there may be too many! So, in order to help NH coastal communities avoid information overload, we have gathered a few resources that CAW partners find most useful. That said, if you don’t find what you’re looking for here or are looking for guidance on a specific issue, don’t hesitate to CAWn-tact us and we can point you in the right direction. You can also check out our Project Portal.

Go to the New Hampshire Coastal Viewer

The New Hampshire Coastal Viewer is a user friendly online mapping tool that combines spatial data about coastal watershed resources and hazards together in one place for you to access and share. Users can explore sea-level rise scenario maps, tax parcel boundaries, critical facilities, wetlands distribution maps, and many more data sets; display the data in multiple ways; and create, print, and share customized maps. The Coastal Viewer is managed by the University of New Hampshire Earth Systems Research Center.

Go to the Resource Library

The CAW Resource Library provides a selection of resources about climate preparedness planning that CAW members find useful for coastal municipal decision makers.

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In the news: Coastal Flooding

Weekend storm w/ very high tides https://t.co/7lY06eZNF1
Hampton zoning proposal to reduce flood damage https://t.co/XGvKE6F6Sm
Proposed leg. to help towns deal w/ rising seas https://t.co/Xb9Zx8R0Gk
Hampton FD's new vehicle for flood rescues


As we prepare for #WinterStormHarper, here's a look back at the damage caused by #WinterStormRiley last year. CAW member Kim Reed captured this photo of flood and splashover on Ocean Blvd/ Foss Beach at the end of Washington Road in Rye, NH. #ThrowbackThursday