Maps show Northland coastal erosion and flood threat to homes; NZ

Posted In Erosion, News
Mar
14

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New Zealand. Photo source: © SAF — Coastal Care

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Northland’s coast has been newly charted showing where 13,500 properties potentially stand in the path of tide and time.

Climate change, storm surges, tsunamis, earthquakes and poorly placed human footprints could all increase the risk of flooding and coastal erosion at sites identified on Northland Regional Council’s new coastal hazard maps…

Read Full Article, The New Zealand Herald (02-19-2018)

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