Climate Action: Sea Level Rise Community Feedback Survey

****Climate Action for Tuesday, December 12th****

Sea Level Rise Response Planning

The City of Olympia, the Port of Olympia, and the LOTT Clean Water Alliance are working together to develop a comprehensive Sea Level Rise Response Plan to address these challenges and protect downtown.

ACTION:  Take the sea level rise survey and give your priorities for protecting downtown Olympia.

Understanding the consequences of flooding is important to the sea level rise planning process.

Identifying and prioritizing the consequences of flooding will assist with the development of the actions necessary to protect downtown from the effects of sea level rise.

There are many sea level rise and flooding related challenges facing the Downtown Olympia area.  Portions of the downtown are built on fill, shoreline areas are mapped within the 100-year flood zone, and high tides can back up into the stormwater system and cause surface street flooding.  Downtown flooding issues – both from high tides and intense rainfall – will worsen in the future as a result of sea level rise.

Take the survey here: