Charleston Dutch Dialogues findings include pilot programs on East Side, limited development on Johns Island

Sep 26, 2019

After years of discussion and study, the Dutch Dialogues research is complete and creates a possible blueprint for Charleston to combat persistent flooding.

Specific findings were made public Thursday, and the city of Charleston has some decisions to make. The report includes new approaches to deal with storm surge, tides, rainfall, drainage, and surface and groundwater flooding. Those ideas include suggested changes in government, business and residential practices.

The research, done through the Dutch Dialogues project, is meant to serve as guiding principles for city leaders and is focused particularly on four flood-prone areas: Johns Island, the medical district, the East Side and West Ashley.

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