Adapting to Extreme Storms in Ellsworth

Posted March 25, 2014, at 12:33 p.m.
Last modified April 07, 2014, at 10:03 a.m.

Monday, April 7, 2014 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Location: Ellsworth City Hall, 1 City Hall Plaza, Ellsworth, Maine

For more information: 207-669-6608;

ELLSWORTH – As the trend of more intense rain in Coastal Maine continues, there will be more flooding and consequently more road and culvert repair. How will Ellsworth adapt?

For the past 18 months the City of Ellsworth has worked with faculty and researchers from the University of Maine to better understand how extreme rain events have changed in the area over time, and determine how to become more resilient to these events in the future.

City staff and the University of Maine team will present this project followed by a facilitated discussion on Monday April 7, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM at the City Hall Auditorium. Refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome.

To RSVP or for more information contact Michele Gagnon at or 669-6608.


Facilitated by: Ron Beard, Extension Professor Emeritus

5:30 PM – 5:40 PM – Welcome and introductions

5:40 PM – 6:10 PM – MPBN, Culvert Operations

6:10 PM – 6:30 PM – Presentation by Project Team

6:30 PM – 7:00 PM – Open discussion with public


University of Maine:

Shaleen Jain – Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Climate Change Institute

Esperanza Stancioff – Climate Change Educator, Cooperative Extension/Maine Sea Grant

Nirajan Dhakal – Postdoctoral Fellow, Sustainability Solutions Initiative

Alex Gray – Sustainability Research Coordinator, Cooperative Extension/Maine Sea Grant

City of Ellsworth:

Michele Gagnon – City Planner

Michelle Beal – City Manager

Elena Piekut – Assistant City Planner

State of Maine:

Alex Mann – Maine Department of Transportation

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