Flooding during and after rainstorms is a growing concern for residents and businesses in Stoughton and neighboring communities.
We need your input!
Join us at the public meeting
December 15, 2022, 6:30-8:30 pm
YMCA, 445 Central St., Stoughton
Free sandwiches provided. Wheelchair accessible.
Children’s activities available, Portuguese language interpretation available, and virtual meeting attendance optional, only with preregistration.
Take the Flood Survey
Has flooding after a rainstorm ever blocked your route to work, activities, or school? Has it entered your home or basement?
Tell us about all the places in Stoughton where you have seen flooding. While the Town of Stoughton can’t fix all flooding, your responses will help us understand the problem and explore solutions.
All Stoughton residents who submit a completed survey by January 20, 2023, will be entered for a chance to receive one of twenty $25 Visa gift cards.
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Tell a Friend
We are working hard to reach out to the entire community. Please share this webpage and the survey with friends, neighbors, and groups in Stoughton.
Suggest a Group
Know of a community group or organization we should reach out to? We are especially interested in connecting with groups and individuals who are less likely to participate in town affairs. Churches, business groups, youth groups, seniors – we need your suggestions for who should be involved! Let us know with an email to NepRWA Advocacy Director, Kerry Snyder.
Project Background Information
The Town of Stoughton is working with Kleinfelder consultants and the Neponset River Watershed Association to study flooding in Town. This includes developing a computer based “flood model” to map present areas of concern as well as what might happen in the future as the climate continues to warm up and change rain patterns.
The Town can’t solve every flooding problem, but by studying the issue, Stoughton can prioritize problem areas and begin developing solutions to reduce future flooding, and protect Stoughton homes, businesses, and natural areas where possible.
The project is being funded by the Town of Stoughton and a grant from the Massachusetts Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Program to study flooding around town.
Stoughton is also joining with neighboring communities on a regional climate adaptation project. Find out more here.
General Information on Climate Change in Stoughton
What is climate change? It’s a long-term increase in global temperatures. That doesn’t mean that every day is getting warmer, but it does mean the Stoughton area is experiencing changes in weather patterns because of those warmer temperatures.
Weather records already show:
- More heavy rainstorms;
- More drought;
- More days that reach 90 degrees or more; and
- More intense, windy storms
Towns across Massachusetts are working to adapt to these changes. But they can’t do it alone. The Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Program funds projects each year to help cities and towns plan for and make necessary changes to reduce risks to people, property, and infrastructure.
- Find out more about the impacts of climate change here.
- Learn about Stoughton’s climate change preparedness here.
Norfolk County—Avg. Daily Maximum Temp (°F)
Please email NepRWA Advocacy Director, Kerry Snyder, with any questions about the project or if you have any suggestions or would like to get involved.