SURGING SEAS: The Future of Coastal Cruising

Flooded Florida

Ever wonder what your favorite coastal cruising ground is going to look like at the end of this century after the sea level has risen by 10 feet or so? If so, you’ll have fun playing with the map tool at the Surging Seas website maintained by Climate Central. It allows you to fiddle with all of the U.S. coastline in the lower 48 and adjust the water level to anywhere between 1 to 10 feet above the current high-tide level. The remaining dry land is shown in white; formerly dry flooded areas are shown in grey-scale satellite imagery. The most vulnerable part of the country, of course, is southern Florida, where, coincidentally, they also have the most boats. As you can see in the image up top, the coastline is going to look very different.

The Miami area, it seems, will be the new Bahamas and should make a very interesting destination.

Flooded Miami

Only problem I see is that anchoring could be difficult, given the asphalt and concrete bottom. Also, there will be lots junk down there to foul an anchor on.

The next biggest change will be in southern Louisiana, where Baton Rouge will become the new New Orleans.

Flooded Louisiana

Of course, what’s most interesting is finding out whether or not your own abode will be high and dry.

Flooded Portsmouth, NH

Needless to say, I’m relieved to see that my house, in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, on Pleasant Street (about where the “e” in “Pleasant” is), will have survived the inundation.

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3 Responses
  1. Very interesting, particularly so here in the Great Lakes since we’re all grappling with the opposite problem for the upcoming season. All-time record low water levels are making things difficult for keel boats.

  2. Dave

    These “warmers” can not tell us what the weather will be like one month from now. Butt, they will destroy the world as we know it with their 10 year forcast crap. According to their bible, the Algore movie, our planet should be boiling by now. The time to run these scammers out of Dodge is now. Let them practice their cult science in the closet.

  3. Simon

    Just remember, this are forecast.
    Prbability calculations, made on models they belive are true. But no climat model counts in all the factors.
    So maybe we should ask everone who bets on this calculations to bet all their money on a single dice roll with two dices. Probalbility should slave their money…..

    But a really nice tool to play with, fun to look at the coast. Thx for pointing it out!

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