Presentations from June 16 Sea Level Rise Meeting

Post date: Jun 20, 2017 4:48:57 AM

On Friday, June 16, Pacifica’s Environmental Family and the Pacifica Climate Committee convened a meeting of experts to examine the realities of sea level rise for Pacifica. Some of the presentations from this meeting are copied below: [COMING SOON]

    • Samuel Johnson opened the evening with dramatic views of the seafloor using LIDAR imagery and offered a framework for understanding Pacifica’s coastal geology and evolution to explain how and why the waves that hit our shore have so much effect on Pacifica. Dr. Johnson is a Research Geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey and lead for the California Seafloor Mapping Program.

    • Gary Griggs is Director of Marine Sciences at U.C. Santa Cruz and author of the book “Living on the Changing California Coast.” Dr. Griggs reviewed some of Pacifica’s recent erosion history, showed us examples of sea level rise adaptation, and summarized the findings of the newly completed Rising Seas study.

    • Jasneet Sharma from the San Mateo County Office of Sustainability shared information about the ongoing county-wide Sea Change planning efforts that focus on three vulnerable areas in Pacifica. View Presentation Here.

    • Bonny O'Connor from the Pacifica Planning Department provided an update on progress on the revision of our Local Coastal Use Plan and the contract with the Army Corps of Engineer for repairs along the coast north of the pier. View Presentation Here.