Washington’s coastal environments are diverse -from the bustling cities along Puget Sound to the rural shorelines of the Outer Coast. While different, each region is valued for the natural resources and opportunities that it provides. Living and working along these coastlines does not come without its challenges. High tides, storm surges, and rising sea levels pose risks to life along the coast. Impacts from coastal hazards like erosion and inundation are causing us to re-think how we develop the shoreline. Spatial modeling tools provide a starting point to understand how a changing environment alters our resilience to coastal hazards. By using these tools, communities can plan for an adapted future where there is a balance between the needs of humans and nature.

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For the latest reports, publications, and information on Puget Sound Coastal Resilience and Floodplains by Design, please visit www.floodplainsbydesign.org

Washington Coastal Hazard Resilience Network