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SPR 719

Climate Change Impact on Coastal River Estuaries in Oregon
 
Project Coordinator:
 Matthew Mabey
Research Agency:
 ODOT Research
Principle Investigator:
 Matthew Mabey
Start Date for ODOT:
 June 2010
Completion Date for ODOT:
 June 2020

   
 
OVERVIEW:  
U.S. Route 101 and other ODOT highways traverse numerous estuaries along Oregon’s coast.  These roadways affect, and in turn are affected by, changes in the function of the estuary caused by both the presence of the roadway as well as changes in sea level.  Likewise, future climatic changes may also affect the function of both the roadways and the estuaries.  A great deal of money and effort continues to be focused on restoring estuaries to their more natural function.  To validate present methods, develop improved future methods, and to adapt to changing future conditions it is important to monitor conditions in the estuaries and along the roadways. 


CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACT ON COASTAL RIVER ESTUARIES IN OREGON WORK PLAN
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