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Coastal Hazard Documents

  • Reducing Vulnerability in Five NC Communities- A Model Approach for Identifying, Mapping, & Mitigating Coastal Hazards 1991.pdf (5.0M)|Click Here!  
  • Geologists, Engineers, and a Rising Sea Level 2000.pdf (883K)|Click Here!  
  • Sea-level rise and shoreline retreat — time to abandon the Bruun Rule 2004.pdf (13M)|Click Here! 
  • Society and Sea Level Rise (Science Perspectives) 2004.pdf (331K)|Click Here! 

The Western Carolina University Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines is extensively involved with hazard mapping projects along the Atlantic coastline. In addition to being an integral feature of the “Living with the Shore” book series, PSDS coastal hazard maps are also being used for risk assessment and hazard mitigation planning.

1997 North Carolina Hazard Maps:

1997 South Carolina Hazard Maps:

1999 Mainland Shoreline Hazard Maps:

Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines
Western Carolina University
294 Belk
Cullowhee,  NC 28723

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