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New Hampshire Ratings
Indicator Type Information Status
Beach Access86
Water Quality89
Beach Erosion3-
Erosion Response-5
Beach Fill2-
Shoreline Structures8 3
Beach Ecology3-
Surfing Areas35
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New Hampshire's Coastal Program Website.

The NH Coastal Program (NHCP) Website is well organized and easy to use, but does not have a great depth of information.

The Website provides good information on beach water quality, fair information on beach ecology and beach access and a limited amount of information beach erosion (sea level rise). Information on the other beach health indicators is lacking.

The NHCP Website has a list of enforcable policies of the coastal progam. Rules and regulatory information are available on the overal NHDES Website.

A few publications and links to other resources are available via the NHCP Website, including several fact sheets and newsletters.

The NHCP Website provides access to an overall map of New Hampshire's Coastal Zone, but not detailed maps or photos.

The NHCP Website also has a search function.

The Website of the Office of Energy and Planning at has many planning program and resource links that relate to coastal issues.

The NHCP Website is relatively up-to-date.

Website Contact Info

The Contact Us link on the Website provides good phone, email and mail contact information

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