This ProjectExamines scientific studies and oral histories of past, current, and future coastal change in Levy County, including the possible impacts of sea level rise, and engages citizens and decision makers in identifying adaptation strategies.
Monthly Archives: November 2012
On November 14th, 2012, students from the UF coastal engagement studio, Doug McDuffie and Stephanie Zarkis presented past, current, and future trends of sea level rise to the Withlacoochee Gulf Area Chamber of Commerce. We would like to thank the … Continue reading
Increase in average sea level rise affects certain hydrologic processes such as storm surge. Storm surge is a coastal high water level caused by wind from storms. Many of us have become familiar with the effects of storm surge from … Continue reading
Related to sea level rise, another issue affecting coastal communities is ecosystem change. Habitat migration – the gradual replacement of one natural environment by another – is a key concern when planning for the future of Florida’s coastal communities. As … Continue reading
The video below is a 5-minute overview of currently observable impacts of sea level rise in Florida. The video narrator, Thomas Ruppert, is Florida Sea Grant’s statewide specialist in coastal planning, and his expertise lies in law, hazard mitigation, post-disaster … Continue reading