Planning ahead for rising seas

RISING RIDE—Large waves pound Mondos Beach in Ventura County. Acornfile photo

A new study paid for by the California Coastal Commission is predicting with a 66 percent probability that sea levels along the Ventura County coast will rise 16 inches by the year 2060, threatening the almost $2 billion worth of private property and long stretches of Pacific Coast Highway.

Paid for by a $225,000 grant from the coastal commission, the risk-assessment document, titled “Ventura County Resilient” lo...

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