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  • A Rapid Assessment Method to Identify Potential Groundwater Flooding Hotspots as Sea Levels Rise in Coastal Cities

    A Rapid Assessment Method to Identify Potential Groundwater Flooding Hotspots as Sea Levels Rise in Coastal Cities

    Water, Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI) | October 25, 2019...
    Summary

    Sea level rise (SLR) will cause shallow unconfined coastal aquifers to rise. Rising groundwater can emerge as surface flooding and impact buried infrastructure, soil...

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  • Amplified Impact of Climate Change on Fine-Sediment Delivery to a Subsiding Coast, Humboldt Bay, California

    Amplified Impact of Climate Change on Fine-Sediment Delivery to a Subsiding Coast, Humboldt Bay, California

    Estuaries and Coasts | May 28, 2021...
    Summary

    In Humboldt Bay, tectonic subsidence exacerbates sea-level rise (SLR). To build surface elevations and to keep pace with SLR, the sediment demand created...

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  • An ongoing shift in Pacific Ocean sea level

    An ongoing shift in Pacific Ocean sea level

    American Geophysical Union (AGU) | July 30, 2016...
    Summary

    Based on the satellite altimeter data, sea level off the west coast of the United States has increased over the past 5 years, while...

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  • Analysis of the costs and benefits of using marsh restoration as a sea level rise adaptation strategy in San Francisco Bay

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    Analysis of the costs and benefits of using marsh restoration as a sea level rise adaptation strategy in San Francisco Bay

    The Bay Institute | February 22, 2013...
    Summary

    The purpose of this study is to examine opportunities to protect San Francisco Bay’s recovering tidal marsh ecosystems while helping bayshore communities to...

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  • Assessing and communicating the impacts of climate change on the Southern California coast

    Assessing and communicating the impacts of climate change on the Southern California coast

    California Natural Resources Agency | August 27, 2018...
    Summary

     Over the course of this and the next century, the combination of rising sea levels, severe storms, and coastal erosion will threaten the...

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  • Benefit Accounting of Nature-Based Solutions for Watersheds

    Benefit Accounting of Nature-Based Solutions for Watersheds

    Pacific Institute | March 1, 2021...
    Summary

    Nature-based solutions (NBS) have the potential to combat pressing global problems, including climate change, water security and biodiversity loss. This guide builds on Benefit...

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  • Building Ecological Resilience in Highly Modified Landscapes

    Building Ecological Resilience in Highly Modified Landscapes

    BioScience | November 7, 2018...
    Summary

    Ecological resilience is a powerful heuristic for ecosystem management in the context of rapid environmental change. Significant efforts are underway to improve the...

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  • California against the sea

    California against the sea

    Los Angeles Times | July 7, 2019...
    Summary

    THE CALIFORNIA COAST GREW AND PROSPERED during a remarkable moment in history when the sea was at its tamest. But the mighty Pacific,...

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  • California’s Future

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    California’s Future

    Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) | January 18, 2018...
    Summary

    Water management in California has always been challenging. The state’s variable climate is marked by long droughts and severe floods, with stark regional...

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  • California’s Coast and Ocean Summary Report

    California’s Coast and Ocean Summary Report

    California Natural Resources Agency, California Energy Commission (CEC) | August 27, 2018...
    Summary

    This report synthesizes current scientific understanding about the impacts of climate change on California’s coast and ocean and presents a forward-looking summary of challenges...

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