As sea level rises, much of Honolulu and Waikiki vulnerable to groundwater inundation

  • April 05, 2017
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As sea level rises, much of Honolulu and Waikiki vulnerable to groundwater inundation
New research reveals a large part of the heavily urbanized area of Honolulu and Waikiki, Hawai'i is at risk of groundwater inundation--flooding that occurs as groundwater is lifted above the ground surface due to sea level rise. A newly-developed computer model simulates future flood scenarios in the urban core as sea level rises three feet, as is projected for this century under certain climate change scenarios.

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