IDENTIFYING FLOOD SOLUTIONS FOR BAY-SIDE TYBEE ISLAND

Partners: UGA IRIS, Georgia Seagrant

Key researchers: Brian Bledsoe, Jill Gambill, Alfie Vick, Jon Calabria

Project description: University of Georgia researchers are helping the island establish actionable guidelines to better manage sea-level rise and flooding, specifically to combat “sunny-day” flooding. The researchers created a Geosurvey, which, alongside crowdsourced photos from island residents, identified areas vulnerable to flooding, erosion, and marsh die off. The researchers organized a virtual charette in spring 2021 to pinpoint potential conflicts and to find their possible solutions.

Project goal: To identify flooding solutions and climate-resilience strategies on the bay-side of Tybee Island, in partnership with the community

 Project status/outcomes: In progress