Thursday, April 02, 2009

Sea Rise Google Map for California

Pacific Institute Sea Level Map

The Pacific Institute has produced this Google Map to show the areas in California in danger from a 100 year coastal flood event. The Pacific Institute estimates that currently 480,000 people; a wide range of critical infrastructure; vast areas of wetlands and other natural ecosystems; and nearly $100 billion in property along the California coast are at increased risk from flooding from a 1.4-meter sea-level rise.

Areas likely to be affected are shown in blue. on the map. It is possible to view health-care facilities, schools, police stations, fire stations, and wastewater treatment plants on the map, to see which would be affected by such an event.

Previously Featured Sea-Level Rise Maps

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