UGA Project Profile: Flood Resilience for the City of Tybee Island

August 16, 2021 – Residents of Georgia’s coast are familiar with flooding, but the recent rise in sea levels means those floods have grown more frequent, even on days without storms. The City of Tybee Island and its residents are now working with affiliates from the University of Georgia’s River Basin Center (RBC) and Institute for Resilient Infrastructure Systems (IRIS) to develop responsive, actionable guidelines for flood-susceptible areas in the collaborative Tybee Island Back River Study, funded by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s National Coastal Resilience Fund and the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.

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