A student project by Lisa Krause and Greta Moore ’19.
Mystic is a historic village in southeastern Connecticut that is threatened by sea level rise, storm surge, and increasing amounts of precipitation as a result of a changing climate. In order to protect its residents, historic buildings, and community assets from these threats, the Town of Stonington is seeking to implement both shoreline and inland interventions. This report assesses stormwater impacts in Mystic and recommends green infrastructure strategies that reduce and filter stormwater runoff. The report is intended to serve as a catalyst for future detailed site design projects, both in the village and in similar coastal communities.