Rising Seas: A Coastal Town Braces for the Next 100-Year Flood

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Editor’s Note: Rising sea levels due to climate change is expected to bring high waves to coastal communities and in some cases cause flooding. Scientists now recognize that it is no longer possible to halt all the impacts of global warming, and that adaptation to those changes is now necessary. RISE is a multimedia project that documents how climate change is affecting human lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Through webstories, the series profiles men and women living along the water, and what they are doing to respond to the changes.

RISE was created by a team of audio and visual artists, including Claire Schoen, producer/director and Jan Stürman, visual designer. Funding was provided by The Lia Fund and Nu Lambda Trust and others. Click here to see all the stories in the RISE project.

In the third of three featured webstories, the RISE project tells the story of fisherman Chuey Cazares, who lives in Alviso, a town at risk of flooding from both the creeks above and the Bay below.