TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2019
SCOTT’S SEAFOOD, JACK LONDON SQUARE, OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA
JOIN THE PORTS OF SAN FRANCISCO, OAKLAND, LONG BEACH, LOS ANGELES, SAN DIEGO, REDWOOD CITY, PORT OF HUENEME & PROPELLER CLUB OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
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REPORTS & ARTICLES:
Sea Level Rise Could Threaten California Cities and Ports by 2040
A new U.S. report, using advanced analytic software, says waves and storm surges are gaining momentum from sea level rise and collectively pose a more immediate threat than was previously believed. The result could be serious damage to California coastal cities and ports by 2040. Read entire article
Sea Level Rise Could Cost U.S. Ports Between $57 Billion To $78 Billion In Upgrades
A University of Rhode Island team has concluded that the top 100 US ports may need to invest between $57 billion to $78 billion to accommodate a two-meter increase in sea level rise and recent surveys indicate that some U.S. port designers are beginning to incorporate sea level rise into their planning process. Read entire article.
Dutch Storm Surge Expertise Helps Louisiana, Texas, New York and New Jersey
The $165 million Seabrook Floodgate Complex, completed in 2012, protects New Orleans by reducing storm surge entering from Lake Pontchartrain. (Photo: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers). Read entire article
US Ag Exports Undermined by 2019 Flooding and Inland Waterway Closures
Catastrophic flooding in 2019 is slowing or stopping barge traffic along the Mississippi, Missouri and Arkansas rivers and adversely impacting farmers and exports. Read entire article
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