Key Issues in the Area
Humboldt Bay is experiencing the fastest rate of SLR on the U.S. West Coast and is expected to rise 3 feet by 2060.
- Ocean water expansion due to temperature rise, combined with glacial and ice sheet melting contribute to SLR and storm surges
- High water levels create washouts, erosion, and cliff retreat
- Sudden and extreme rainy weather cause flooding, landslides, and mudslides