Flooding and Historic Properties: Resilient Heritage in the Nation's Oldest City


St. Augustine is a historic city unlike no other that has continuous settlement evidence of Native American, African, European, and American cultures.  Protecting the evidence of their lifeways is the work of the city's archaeology and historic preservation programs while balancing the needs of our contemporary society.  Among the most significant challenges is the environmental threat of natural disasters including flooding, sea level rise, erosion, and rising water tables.

Visit our storymap page to learn more about the dynamics of these environmental forces and the impacts on cultural resources to the city:  Resilient Heritage StoryMap

The City will continue to undertake projects and promote best practices to mitigate these challenges.  A list of available resources is provided below but keep checking back as more resources are made available and local projects are completed.