Community vulnerability to elevated sea levels and coastal tsunami events in Otago

This report assesses the level of vulnerability at a number of communities along the Otago coastline.

The Otago coastline extends 480km from Chaslands in the south to the mouth of the Waitaki River in the north.

Approximately 124,000 people (64% of Otago’s population) live within five kilometres of this coastline. A number of the communities situated along the coast have a level of hazard exposure to elevated sea level (or storm surge) and tsunami events.

This report assesses the vulnerability (rather than the risk) of these coastal communities to these hazards.

You can download the full report here and the supporting map book here.

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