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January 6, 2013

Adapting to extreme weather

Towns, villages plan for changing weather patterns

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PLANNING GRANTS

The towns of Jay and Keene each received $50,000 in community-resilience planning grants to help map out scenarios where public infrastructure conflicts with natural infrastructure of river banks, flood plains and tributaries.

“What could APA do to help support our communities?” Ulrich asked the scientists.

Miller said development might do well to not build at all in the flood plains, which are usually classified as “hamlet” in the town’s center — and where towns are allowed to grow.

“Where does it make sense to have that kind of growth?” Miller asked the APA.

Radcliffe said the Wild Center will host workshops on climate-change adaptation strategy for town highway personnel at Local Government Day in March.

The museum is also planning a climate-science workshop in May for a wider audience.

Email Kim Smith: kdedam@pressrepublican.com

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