Raising Land

Photo Credit: Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Raising land is often used to increase the difference between water levels and construction levels. Usually, sand is used to raise the new roads above the existing ground level. This measure reduces the flood risk for that area and structure. Raising land also provides added time during a flood event for ground and surface waters to rise, slowing down the time it would take for exponential damage to take place.

R1930- Marina Boat Ramp Resiliency Improvements
Solution TimelineLong Term
Adaptation InfrastructureHybrid
Degree of ProtectionMedium
Relative Cost ($, $$, $$$)$$$