Using the Area Selection Type Menu to the left, edit types of selection areas:
Select various chart options in the dropdown menus to the right, which can include Month, Model, and Temperature ranges (High, Low, or Average).
Note: The first set of chart options control the variables being viewed on the map.
Click "Add Chart" to create an additional chart to compare with. After creating the new chart, click on a new area of the map to view a chart for the same options in another location. Or change an option in the dropdown menu to view the chart for the same location, with different settings.
To edit the first chart again, either directly edit the dropdown menus, or click on the Location Name and then click on a new location on the map.
Click "Predefined boundaries" in the Area Selection Type Menu to the left before clicking on an area of the map, if you'd like to compare counties to one another.
Fix the locations of the graphs to one area by clicking this toggle.
Global models indicate that California may see up to a 55 inch (140 cm) rise in sea level within this century given expected rise in temperatures around the world. The following map tool displays areas that may be in threat of inundation during an extreme flood event (100 year flood).
These data were developed by scientists from the USGS (Bay Area) and Pacific Institute (Coast). Blue color indicates areas already in threat today, while the lighter shades are area projected to also be in threat given the expected sea level rise.
These maps do not currently take into account protective structures, such as levees. New maps are currently being developed by reseachers to include these structures.
More up to date information on the the State's response to sea level rise may be found at the Coastal and Ocean Climate Action Team.
Visualization of sea-level rise impacts using new high resolution topography data (funded by the California Ocean Protection Council and other partners) is available using NOAA’s mapping tool, which allows viewers to explore scenarios based on 1-5 feet of sea-level rise and includes depiction of impacts to marshes, social vulnerability and flood frequency.
Create a chart by clicking a location on the map and altering one of the dropdown option boxes.
The data presented in this tool represent a projection of potential future climate scenarios, they are not predictions. These data are meant to illustrate how the climate may change based on a variety of different potential social and economic factors. The default visualizations in this tool are comprised of the average values from a variety of scenarios and models. Find out more about climate change data.
This information is being made available for informational purposes only. Users of this information agree by their use to hold blameless the State of California, and its respective officers, employees, agents, contractors, and subcontractors for any liability associated with its use in any form.
This work shall not be used to assess actual coastal hazards, insurance requirements, or property values and specifically shall not be used in lieu of Flood Insurance Studies and Flood Insurance Rate Maps issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).