The Climate Vulnerability Assessment and Climate Adaptation report includes a review of past and projected climate change impacts, identification of community vulnerabilities, and development of adaptation strategies.  Climate changes experienced over the last 50 years will are detailed, as well as climate change projections through 2100 for the Midwest region as a whole, the State of Minnesota, and the City of Oakdale. 

The assessment identifies climate risks and impacts on the population of Oakdale MN as well as climate change impact multipliers such as urban heat island effects.  Vulnerable populations throughout the city are identified and mapped using GIS.