CDOT Climate Resilience Study

CLIENT: Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration


BGC has partnered with the Federal Highway Administration and Colorado Department of Transportation to assist in managing climate change and extreme weather impacts on geohazards in Colorado. For this study, data from a previously completed climate change assessment was used as inputs for a semi-quantitative evaluation of geohazard frequency and magnitude. Event trees were developed that consisted of various combinations of climate variables, geophysical processes, and geohazard types. BGC was subsequently able to identify the scenarios where an increase to the geohazard risk was expected, and the associated impact to infrastructure.

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