Coastal Communities Plan For Rising Water Levels

Municipalities are planning ahead, slowly building up surrounding lands, dikes
By Tracy Sherlock, Vancouver Sun
December 10, 2012

Rising sea levels combined with volatile and intense storms provide a challenge for B.C. coastal municipalities, but it’s a challenge they say they are meeting head on. Last year, the province set new guidelines for sea dikes and land use in coastal flood-hazard zones as part of the effort to manage an expected sea level rise of 1.2 metres in the next 100 years. More …

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