S.C. Sea Grant Consortium

S.C. Sea Grant Publications

Sea Level Rise Adaptation Report for Beaufort County, South Carolina

Beaufort County is a low-lying coastal county with a high vulnerability to flooding and other coastal hazards. Much of the County consists of islands that rely on causeways and bridges for transportation, infrastructure connections, and storm evacuations. Residents have already noticed the effects of rising sea levels; however, the County is finding it difficult to effectively plan given the compounding uncertainties about sea-level rise and its consequences on the human environment.