Gouldsboro needs a list of all the places where bigger storms and tides are causing trouble now or might cause trouble in the future. To build that list, the town needs help from everyone who lives here. Are you seeing flooding on roads and other places that is more frequent or bigger than a few years ago? Are you seeing shore erosion that seems to be happening more quickly? Or new erosion on stream banks or around culverts? If so, let us know!
Helping Gouldsboro become proactive in addressing bigger storms, more intense, student rainfall, and rising seas is central to the Gouldsboro Shore program’s mission. When you tell us about a problem, we will work with Jim McLean, the Supervisor of Town Infrastructure, to dig into your report. That will usually mean following up with you to find out more and visiting to take a first-hand look.
If the problem looks like it might be related to things higher up in the watershed, we have town staff and volunteers who can fly a drone over the area to get a better understanding of what is going on. Working with our consulting partners at FB Environmental, we have access to maps, projections, and other tools that will help us look at how things might change over the coming years. Documenting and digging into the problems that people in town are seeing today is the first step toward planning for things that might happen tomorrow.
But the first step is up to you. Below is a form you can use to tell us about flooding, erosion, and other problems that you see related to storms, flooding, and tides. If you know of more than one problem area, fill the form out for each one.