Climate change is causing global sea levels to rise. Oregon’s estuaries have much development on vulnerable low-lying shorelands. Coastal communities are not currently planning for sea level rise as a hazard because of a lack of geospatial information. An exposure inventory is being developed to serve as a statewide resource for sea level rise planning in and around estuaries.

The exposure inventory will determine the assets and geographies most likely to be affected by sea level rise in 21 of Oregon’s estuaries, and prioritize areas to focus future resources and further study. An exposure inventory is the first step in sea level rise adaptation planning. 

 

Exposure Inventories by Estuary (coming soon)

Necanicum River

Nehalem Bay

Tillamook Bay

Netarts Bay

Sand Lake

Nestucca River

Salmon River

Siletz River

Yaquina Bay

Alsea Bay 

 Siuslaw River

Umpqua River

Coos Bay

Coquille River

Sixes River

Elk River

Rogue River

Pistol River

Chetco River

Winchuck River

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This project is being completed through the NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship program, supported by the Oregon Coastal Management Program (OCMP) and the NOAA Office for Coastal Management. Please contact Julie Sepanik, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions.

 

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