Relocated Bad River Chippewa town now a model for climate change adaptation

From NPR:

Wisconsin Reservation Offers A Climate Success Story And A Warning

The town wasn’t moving because of climate change, per se, but as people moved out of the flood plain, rainstorms were getting more frequent and severe. There have been multiple major floods in the region in recent years, culminating in a 2016 deluge that led the governor of Wisconsin to declare a state of emergency.

“In a way, Odanah was very successfully moved right before the monster flood, the 2016 flood, came through. That saved many hundreds of structures from potential flood damage,” says Pinter.

 

 

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