Sea Level Rise

 

Initial Contact
Completed: Feb 14, 2020
Feb 14 2020
Conference Call with Team
Completed: Feb 27, 2020
Feb 27 2020
Conference Call With Sea Grant
Completed: Apr 7, 2020
Apr 7 2020
Sea Level Rise Webinar
Completed: Jul 8, 2020
Jul 8 2020
VCAPS
Completed: Aug 11, 2020
Aug 11 2020

The Town of Edisto Beach is located on a barrier island and the adjacent lands on the Atlantic Ocean in Colleton County, SC.  The Town's vulnerable position to coastal hazards is clear.  Given its vulnerable position to coastal hazards the Town has partnered with the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium and the Carolinas Integrated Sciences and Assessments Program, University of South Carolina and College of Charleston to develop a Sea Level Rise Adaptation Report that will help the Town develop strategies to adapt to future sea level rise impacts.  

Sarah Watson - S C Sea Grant Consortium and Carolina Integrated Sciences and Assessments

Landon Knapp-SC Sea Grant Consortium/College of Charleston

Kirstin Dow-University of South Carolina

Jory Fleming-University of South Carolina

Project Updates

VCAPS, Vulnerability, Consequences, and Adaptation Planning Scenarios
Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Members of staff and Council met virtually with members of the SC Sea Grant Consortium, CISA and the University of South Carolina, and the College of Charleston to begin the VCAPS process. 

Sea Level Rise Data
Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Since all of us have been instructed to stay at home, why not use this time for something constructive. 

 The Town's vulnerable position to coastal hazards is clear.  Given its vulnerable position to coastal hazards the Town has partnered with the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium and the Carolinas Integrated Sciences and Assessments Program, University of South Carolina and College of Charleston to develop a Sea Level Rise Adaptation Report that will help the Town develop strategies to adapt to future sea level rise impacts.  We had planned to have public meetings in April, but those have been postponed. 

 However, with your assistance we can continue to work on this project.  Data gathering is a critical component of this process.  We are seeking input from the public related to flooding that you experienced.  Some notable events are.

Hurricane Joaquin

Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Irma

 

If your property experienced flooding please include location, duration of flooding, dates and times and a representative picture for each event, if you have them.  If you recall a flooding event that is not listed, please feel free to include this information.

 

Data can be submitted to ihill@townofedistobeach.com.  Please mark subject as Sea Level Rise Project.  You can also enter data on the following interactive map developed by the Sea Grant Consortium at https://arcg.is/1Xa9DG.  Thank you for your assistance with this project.

Conference Call Notes
Monday, February 24, 2020

A lot of information is already available such as NOAA high resolution map data.  The information can be provided relatively quick and there may be no cost involved.  The next step would be the Vulnerability, Consequences, and Adaptation Planning Scenarios (VCAPS) process that supports planning by local decision makers concerned about coastal management and climate changes vulnerability and adaptation.  The first VCAPS is tentatively scheduled for May 19, 2020.