Use Code BALT69 for a $69 Ticket to One Day University on July 9

Lisa Murkowski

Maryland Rep. Ruppersberger presses for digital coastal mapping project to help prepare for floods, storms

Maryland Rep. Ruppersberger presses for digital coastal mapping project to help prepare for floods, storms

Maryland Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger has introduced a bipartisan bill that would fund a project to produce a digital map of all 95,000 miles of the U.S. coastline.

Coastal communities like Baltimore and Ocean City would benefit from the collection of geographic data about the nation’s coasts that would help prepare people against floods and storms, sponsors of the legislation said.

The project also would help researchers better understand storm surges, water level trends, and erosion around both oceans, the Gulf of Mexico and the Great Lakes.

“America’s fragile shorelines are home to more than half of our country’s population and millions of businesses that supply most of...

79°