The EcoNews Report Report: Learn About the Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment for Eureka

July, 2016



[img_assist|nid=4586|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=250|height=494]Every Thursday at 1:30 p.m., KHSU (90.5 FM, khsu.org) airs the NEC’s weekly half-hour EcoNews Report radio show. Each show features a rotating roster of hosts interviewing interesting guests and experts on a variety of environmental topics. 

The July 23 episode of the EcoNews Report featured Jennifer Kalt of Humboldt Baykeeper interviewing Aldaron Laird, Adaptation Planner from Trinity Associates, about the Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment for the City of Eureka. 

Sea level rise adaptation started for Humboldt Bay in 2010 and has since evolved to accurately portray the risks sea level rise poses to the area and how the City of Eureka can plan for these vulnerable areas. 

Humboldt Bay will have the highest effective rate of sea level rise in California due to the combination of tectonic activity lowering the ground level around the bay with rising seas.  The Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment includes key information to better plan for this drastic sea level rise, including inundation mapping and shoreline inventory around Humboldt Bay to assess vulnerable areas and what could be done to protect existing structures. Laird speaks in depth about possible adaptation and planning strategies to increase sea level rise resiliency for Humboldt Bay. 

Listen to the whole episode to learn more!

Past shows are archived on our website for listening anytime. With the past five years of EcoNews Reports currently available on our website (four shows per month, 12 months per year), that’s nearly 450 shows online! 

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