The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has constructed four flood risk management projects -- a hurricane protection barrier and three local protections projects -- in Rhode Island.
The Fox Point Hurricane Protection Barrier in Providence protects the center of the city from tidal flooding caused by hurricanes and other coastal storms. The three local protection projects, which provide flood protection to northern and central Woonsocket and the Belmont Park section of Warwick. Local protection projects in Rhode Island are operated and maintained by the respective municipalities.
The following pages give a brief history and description of the flood risk management projects constructed by the Corps in Rhode Island.
Hurricane Protection Barrier
Local Protection Projects