Wednesday July 20, 2022


According to California’s 4th Climate Change Assessment, Humboldt Bay has the highest sea level rise rate in California, surpassing both global and regional averages. This finding prompted Humboldt County to conduct a grand jury report regarding the local response to sea level rise, which the Eureka City Council reviewed during their weekly meeting this evening.

The report identified various local stakeholders including businesses, residents of the unincorporated coastal communities in the county, and the many plants and animals that rely on the Humboldt Bay ecosystem.

Eureka Principal Planner Cristin Kenyon is in charge of the city’s response to the report.

“I really think every taxpayer is a stakeholder because whatever we do to adapt at the coast is going to cost everybody money,” she said.

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