Water-Related News

Panel committee presents updated document

At the August meeting of the Captiva Community Panel, the Sea-Level Rise Resiliency Committee provided the panel with an updated version of a living document that outlines its ongoing work.

Earlier this year, the panel created the committee with the aim of looking at if the island needs to develop a future plan to fortify Captiva against the rising ocean waters. Comprised of residents and panel liaisons, and guided by a hired consultant, it has been collecting information and data since.

The group's mission is to gather information on the effects of sea level rise's impact on the island, including defining assets, consulting experts, defining areas of vulnerabilities and providing alternative approaches to the panel for resiliency and adaptation. It will cover 30 years in five-year increments.