Date of Award


Degree Type

Major Paper

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Marine Affairs

Third Advisor

Rhode Island; coastal plains; flood plain management


It is the objective of this major paper to examine and assess the present status and future orientation of flood plain management in Rhode Island. The primary focus of this paper will address floodproofing (Building Code Regulations) of structures as a preventative measure against flood damages. Floodproofing, as an exercise of local police power, is applicable to desired uses of the flood plain; such as residential, recreational and commercial structures. Emphasis will be extended to recreational and residential buildings.