Coastal Hazards in a Time of Rising Seas and Climate Change

Coastal Hazards in a Time of Rising Seas and Climate Change

30 October 2017
8:15 am – 12:00 pm
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Coastal Hazards in a Time of Rising Seas and Climate Change

  • Registration fee: $20
  • Details: Wear clothing and shoes suitable for outdoor walking on uneven surfaces. Bring rain gear, water, hat, and sunscreen as appropriate.
  • Organizer: Robert Finn, Univadis.com
  • Sponsored by: US Geological Survey

Come explore San Francisco area beaches and their sea cliffs with USGS scientists, to learn about coastal hazards, severe erosion, and cliff retreat happening now, and explore possibilities for future rising sea levels and climate change. On this bus tour, attendees will see extreme examples of coastal hazards and erosion, including threats to a $1.2 billion sewage treatment facility at San Francisco’s Ocean Beach. The tour will also visit Pacifica, where buildings have been evacuated and destroyed due to cliff failures in recent years. This is the most rapidly eroding segment of coast in California, heavily influenced by the management of sand resources in San Francisco Bay and the delta.

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