The “it takes a village” phrase comes to mind when talking to Larry White, Cambridge’s volunteer flood mitigation project manager. A seasoned water expert with decades of service with the Army Corp of Engineers before making Dorchester his home, White volunteered to head up a significant four-year effort to protect the city from storm surge and flooding protection.
The cost of the project could exceed $4 million, and it will be highly dependent on state and federal funds to secure the costs of these major infrastructure improvements.
In his Spy/WHCP interview, Larry defines the different phases of the project and previews the use of a living shoreline protection strategy to make Cambridge as safe as possible as it anticipates a future where catastrophic storms will seriously threaten the city’s way of life and economy.
This video is approximately 18 minutes in length. For more information about the City’s resilience efforts please go here.