In Rhode Island, storm restoration is often associated with a great deal of water damage. This is because a storm’s wind-driven rain seeps into the property. This water can turn into mold within 24 hours.
The USEPA is the regulatory body that oversees Narragansett Bay, the Massachusetts and Rhode Island coasts, and USEPA Region I. Its goal is to protect the environment. For example, in Rhode Island, the USEPA has an ongoing monitoring program of the Palmer River, involving over 40 volunteers who conduct shoreline surveys to determine the river’s health.
The CRMP regulations for storm restoration in Rhode Island are intended to protect the state’s natural resources from damage from storms. The state’s coastal wetlands comprise 53 beaches, 36% rocky shores, and 11% flats. The regulations specify buffer zones in coastal areas ranging from 15 to 600 feet wide.
Reuse of dredged material
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