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Humboldt County Gets State Help In Prepping For Sea Rise

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Humboldt Bay from King Salmon

Drive from Arcata to Eureka on 101, and the water in the bay looks like it's right at the road level.  Which is not a good thing.  Because sea levels are rising and the land is subsiding. 

The disappearing of land into water could have greater impacts in Humboldt County than anywhere else in California. 

Earlier this month (August 9), the California Coastal Commission awarded a $50,000 grant to Humboldt County to develop collaborative strategies to address sea level rise for some of the county’s most vulnerable areas. 

John Ford runs the county Planning and Building Department.  He joins us with details of how the grant money will be used. 
 

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.
April Ehrlich is an editor and reporter at Oregon Public Broadcasting. Previously, she was a news host and reporter at Jefferson Public Radio.