South Shore: Beach towns get more funding for flood study

Three South Shore towns are getting some money to take a closer look at the potential long-term effects of flooding and beach erosion.

Marshfield, Scituate, and Duxbury have received a $30,000 grant to conduct a more detailed sea-level study.

The towns reportedly plan to hire a consultant who will use new elevation data to create maps of projected water levels in 25, 50, and 100 years.

The consultant will also identify what properties will be affected and make recommendations about how the communities might respond.

Marshfield, Scituate and Duxbury are a hotspot for flood damage, accounting for nearly 25-percent of all Massachusetts payouts from the National Flood Insurance Program.

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About Garo Hagopian

Garo Hagopian has been a member of the WATD family as a weekend news anchor since 2008, and has been a writer-producer-editor at WBZ in Boston since 1996.