Percival Landing Park
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By Andy Hobbs in The Olympian:
“City officials are confronting the threat of rising sea levels in Olympia and the potential big storm that could flood downtown.
Despite the uncertainty surrounding the effects of climate change, Olympia is considered one of the most vulnerable urban areas in the Puget Sound area. The city is bracing for the worst-case scenario of a 50-inch rise in sea levels during the next 100 years.
In addition to warmer oceans and melting glaciers, the city cites another factor for flooding: The gradual settling of land that was created through dredging in Budd Inlet nearly 100 years ago.”
– “Olympia council to work on sea level responses”
“The Olympia City Council will have a special work session regarding environmental policies at 7 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall.”
Read more from Andy Hobbs in The Olympian.