Rainfall and Stormwater

Climate change is bringing about a change in precipitation patterns, notably more short-term droughts punctuated by more frequent heavy downpours, quite a change from the gentle summer rains that Vineyarders are used to. Much of the additional heavy rainfall is expected to occur during the winter, presenting further difficulties regarding drainage over frozen ground.

The highest priority strategy identified in the Hazard Mitigation Plan for Dukes County is to implement regulations and capital programs to build stormwater facilities one size larger, namely for a 25-year rather than a 10-year storm.

Office location:

Office location:

The Stone Building
33 New York Avenue
Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Telephone: 508-693-3453
Fax: 508-693-7894

Mailing Address

Mailing address:

Martha's Vineyard Commission
P.O. Box 1447
Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

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