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How Rising Sea Levels Would Affect the Estuaries Along the Central Oregon Coast
January 18 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PST
Photo: A king tide covers a tidal marsh at Siletz Bay (photo by Cinnamon Moffett); indications of the future?
Cape Perpetua Winter Speaker Series – Presentations begin at 11:00am
Fran Recht will describe analyses done for the Newport-based MidCoast Water-sheds Council about the impacts of Sea Level Rise on Oregon’s tidal wetlands. The project assessed the extent of inundation that would occur in Oregon’s estuaries under five different sea level rise scenarios. Maps and graphs of local estuaries will help to clarify areas of vulnerability and where and to what extent tidal marshes will survive. The question of whether marshes will be able to migrate inland and up-slope as sea level rises considering constraining topography and infrastructure development, will be a key planning consideration on the Oregon coast.
***Parking & seating limited. Please plan accordingly.
The event is free, but a Northwest Forest Pass, Oregon Coast Passport, federal recreation pass, or $5 day-use fee is required within the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area and at some trailheads and day use sites. For more in-formation on these events, contact the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center at 541-547-3289.