Our nation’s coasts are increasingly at risk from rising seas, changing water levels in the Great Lakes, and more frequent and intense storms. These changes are forcing communities to plan for and adapt to coastal flooding using time scales associated with both weather (hourly, daily, and weekly) and climate (seasonally, annually, by decade, and beyond).
Communities can benefit from the resources provided below as they work to increase community resilience.
Access the most current information about climate change, its impacts, and future flooding.
Use these data to develop a comprehensive understanding of your community’s water levels.
“Seeing” potential flooding impacts is an important step in understanding risks and vulnerabilities and where communities can improve their resilience.
Volume I (Chapter 12 covers sea level rise)
- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sea Level Rise Calculator
- U.S. Geological Survey Coastal Hazards Change Portal
- U.S. Geological Survey and U.S. Global Change Research Program
Sea Level Change Interactive Viewer Climate Central Surging Seas
- NASA Sea Level Projection Tool
- National Park Service Sea Level Rise Viewer