Stinson Beach to devise sea-level rise defense plan

Stinson Beach is launching a multi-year effort to create a sea level rise adaptation plan, as reported by the Marin Independent Journal. The plan would determine how and when the community, which is the most threatened on the Marin ocean coastline, can protect itself against sea levels that could rise by up to 10 feet by the end of the century. The plan would be completed in 2024 and include a list of potential projects and funding options.

"If left unaddressed in the coming decades, sea-level rise would convert the scenic coastal destination into an unpalatable urban wetland," according to the article. "All told, the damages could reach as much as $1.5 billion in market value".

Stinson Beach's plan is the first of seven such plans to be conducted in coastal Marin communities, to be followed by plans for Dillon Beach, Muir Beach, the eastern shore of Tomales Bay, Inverness, Marshall and Point Reyes Station.

Stinson Beach to devise sea level rise defense plan, Marin Independent Journal