Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Ian Walker, UVic geography professor on coastal erosion and climate change: YVR landings require pontoons to splash down?

No mention in the Vancouver Sun newspaper on the status of Vancouver International Airport (YVR) if ..... it becomes flooded (kmz).

Boundary Bay Airport sunk, too.

Abbotsford will be high and dry.

Ian Walker, a geography professor whose specialties include coastal erosion and climate change, said areas such as Delta’s Roberts Bank and Boundary Bay, Vancouver’s Stanley Park, plus Wreck Beach and Point Grey bluffs are some of the region’s most vulnerable areas.

“We don’t really know if this is going to be the ‘monster’ that some researchers are calling it but all indications are it’s going to be really strong,” Walker said. “People living in low-lying coastal areas should be prepared for a great chance of floods and erosion.”  Vancouver Sun
Dikes coming to Metro Vancouver
pdf flood plain map
Dike Inventory Maps 

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