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