A presentation is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, downstairs at the Menlo Park Library at 800 Alma St. on the expectation of 50 years of rising sea levels and how higher tides around the mouth of San Francisquito Creek could affect East Palo Alto and Menlo Park. The League of Women Voters is hosting the meeting.
There will be light refreshments before the meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Len Materman, the executive director of the creek's joint powers authority, is scheduled to speak.
The JPA is involved in several projects that address sea level rise, including SAFER Bay, or "Strategy to Advance Flood protection, Ecosystems and Recreation along the Bay." The focus of SAFER will be the design of new infrastructure to protect life and property in East Palo Alto and Menlo Park, and to improve nearby marshlands and the San Francisco Bay Trail.
For more on the SAFER project and the JPA, go to sfcjpa.org.
Click here for a video of the 1998 flood that includes views of airplanes at the Palo Alto airport sitting in sea water.