Assessment of Sea Level Rise Vulnerability for Southern California Coastal Estuaries
A recent study by Doughty et al. 2016 sought to improve regional predictions of the impacts of sea-level rise (SLR) to coastal wetlands in Southern California. The authors developed a rule-based model that incorporated topography, sediment accretion rates, tidal inlet dynamics and plant response to future sea-level rise scenarios. The model was applied to 100 wetlands along the Southern California coast. Study findings predict that if wetlands are not able to migrate upland, the region will lose up to 12% of marsh habitat with a 24-inch SLR (by 2050) and a 48% loss of marsh habitat with a 63-inch SLR (by 2100). View report
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2nd National Living Shorelines Workshop: February 21-22, 2018 in Oakland, California
Restore America’s Estuaries (RAE), in partnership with Save The Bay-San Francisco and the California State Coastal Conservancy, is pleased to co-host the second national living shorelines workshop! The program will cover major developments in living shorelines, including science, policy, outreach and more.
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