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National Research Council Updates Sea-Level Change Report for West Coast

Sea-Level Rise for the Coasts of California, Oregon, and Washington: Past, Present and FutureThe National Research Council has updated its influential report from 1987 (Responding to Changes in Sea Level: Engineering Implications) to address new information for the West Coast (California, Oregon, and Washington). The update, titled "Sea-Level Rise for the Coasts of California, Oregon, and Washington:  Past, Present and Future," was sponsored by USACE along with the U.S. Geological Survey, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the states of California, Oregon and Washington through the West Coast Governors' Alliance on Ocean Health. The new report continues the approach of the 1987 report in recommending a multiple scenario approach to deal with key uncertainties. This new report is compatible with existing USACE guidance (see Engineer Circular 1165-2-212, Sea-Level Change Considerations for Civil Works Programs.)


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