Developing Findings of Fact for a Hazard Mitigation and Preparedness Plan for the City of Waldport/Alsea Bay Area, Lincoln County, Oregon

by Philip L. Jackson, Oregon State Univ, Corvallis, OR, USA,
Oscar Granger, Oregon State Univ, Corvallis, OR, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '87


Marine erosion attributed to the effects of the 1983 El Nino resulted in the loss of the distal tip of Alsea Spit in 1985 enlarging Alsea Bay inlet by 300% and subjecting the City of Waldport to an increased potential for marine flooding during winter season high tides and storm events. The organized response to the hazard situation, and the information produced to initiate mitigation action is the subject of this paper.

Subject Headings: Natural disasters | Geohazards | Mitigation and remediation | Disaster preparedness | Urban areas | Bays | Tides | Erosion | Oregon | United States

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