Risk Reduction Benefits of Reef Restoration

Coastline with data plotted on top to quantify the amount of flood risk with how much could be saved with restoration efforts.

Detailed Description

The full height of the bars indicates current expected flood risk in the 100-year floodplain in Miami, Florida. The blue bar tops indicate the risk that could be reduced with reef restoration; their height and color represent the expected benefit from restoration per 100,000 m2 (hexagon max width = 392 m). Residual risk remains even after reef restoration. The orange line offshore indicates the location of potential reef restoration assessed in the models. The blue polygons offshore represent the extent of current reef habitats.


Image Dimensions: 3300 x 1848

Location Taken: Miami, FL, US